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Advocates In Action to Help Californians in Need Navigate Bureaucratic Maze of Medical and Governmental Services

Advocate Robert Schlesinger Aims to Share His Successful Experiences Overcoming Bureaucratic Road Blocks

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/13 -- Advocates In Action is a new Los Angeles-based business launched this month by veteran advocate Robert Schlesinger, who aims to assist seniors, intellectually or physically disabled persons and single parents in California with challenges they may face while trying to secure much-needed medical or governmental services.

Schlesinger developed the concept for his new advocacy business as a result of successfully navigating California's bureaucratic medical and governmental road blocks on his own behalf. For nearly three decades, Schlesinger has learned to overcome obstacles and barriers he has confronted as a result of being born with mild Cerebral Palsy. Conquering battles with teachers, physicians, government officials and government services, he has triumphed on nearly every front, including obtaining his own early Social Security benefit. He now seeks to share his experience to help others in need.

"I've been a self-advocate all of my adult life, and now I'm thrilled to be in a position to put my experience to good use in helping others get the results they need in a faster and more efficient manner," says Schlesinger.

"As your advocate," he adds, "we help you clear hurdles or power through the brick walls you're experiencing in government or medical environments and empower you to build relationships with these professionals, who can be indifferent or even intimidating and cause you to lose hope. We help relieve the stress of paperwork and get answers for you as you learn how to get the necessary services you need to live a full and functional life moving forward."

A native of Long Beach and current resident of Signal Hill, Calif., Schlesinger says working with Advocates In Action begins with a free, no obligation consultation to assess a potential client's needs and goals. Once on board, clients will be in contact with Advocates on a regular basis, including weekly or as-needed counseling sessions around key and related issues. Should the advocate discover a need for additional counseling for other reasons, clients will be provided with an appropriate referral.

While Advocates In Action can help individuals with a wide array of issues, the company specializes in the following areas:

  • Insurance and Medi-Cal,
  • Obtaining Medi-Cal,
  • Social Security benefits / Case Management,
  • Placement in Assisted Living / Skilled Nursing Facilities,
  • General Medical Case Management,
  • Patient Care Issues.

"Our advocates are here to assist individuals in every way possible," explains Schlesinger. "We want to build confidence with those involved that their needs are being addressed, and at the same time empower them by teaching the necessary skills to navigate and become self-advocates should similar issues occur in the future."

About Advocates In Action
Advocates In Action was founded in January 2013 by veteran advocate Rob Schlesinger to primarily assist seniors, intellectually or physically disabled persons and single parents with challenges they may face while attempting to secure much-needed medical or governmental services. Based in Signal Hill, Calif., the company provides advocacy services to all residents of California, with a focus on Los Angeles and Orange counties. In addition to founding Advocates In Action, Schlesinger is currently interning as a marriage and family therapist. More information can be found at the company's official website -- www.Advocates-In-Action.com -- in addition to the social networking sites at www.facebook.com/advocatesinacti and www.twitter.com/advocatesinacti.

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