Patient Success Story – Robert
Robert is a native of Atlantic Beach and has grown accustomed to the ebbs and flows of the beaches community where he has resided for the last 48 years. He has seen business come and go, the influx of residents, and even the impact of the infiltration of drugs into beloved neighborhoods. However, despite his vast knowledge of the history of his community, he was not aware of the services provided through WeCareJax until three years ago after being hospitalized and subsequently having his toe amputated due to a diabetes complication.
While he was in the hospital, Robert was visited by the WeCareJax Nurse and Health and Wellness Program Director, Tina. Since enrolling in the Health and Wellness Program, Robert has become more informed about his health and has made a variety of lifestyle changes. As he reflects on the services he has received, he shares that “Every question I’ve had, WeCareJax has answered it. The services have been excellent. [WeCare] helped me out in ways I didn’t know [they] could.”
With each visit and phone call, Robert has found comfort and encouragement. Not to mention, an increased feeling of control and understanding when it comes to managing his diabetes.
In addition to care for his physical health, Robert has also received health education, food, and financial assistance through a partnership with BEAM, something that is not uncommon for many of WeCare’s Beaches patients. Through WeCare’s relationships with clinics and other community resources, it is easy to see the holistic impact patient-centered care can have.