We’ll help you create a personalized advance care plan, because it should be so much more than ticking off a check box.
What is Advance Care Planning Coaching?
Advance care planning is a conversation about the medical care you want throughout your life and at the end-of-life. It can also be scary to talk about – you don’t know what the future holds, and you don’t want to burden your family.
We hear you! Coaching can transform these hard conversations into ones that’ll give you and your loved ones peace of mind. You’ll get the medical care you want and your family won’t need to guess.
“Caitlin helped me figure out what I want in regards to my health, helped me talk about this with my wife, and also helped us figure out how to care for me as I get older. Now, we have a designated healthcare proxy and one less thing on our to-do list. “
“Even though I am (relatively) young and healthy, it’s important for me to have my affairs in order to have one less thing to worry about.
Not only did Lisa help me clarify my own values and what was important to me should I be unable to communicate health care decisions, but our session was a wake-up call as it brought out other wishes that I wanted to work on *now*, including the legacy that I want to leave for my children and wife. “
“After the coaching session, I felt well-informed and was able to stay focused on my immediate, short-term, and long-term needs.“
How Does It Work?
1. You’ll meet your coach virtually, from the comfort of your home.
You’ll meet with one of our coaches who have over 55+ years of combined experience with advance care planning.
2. During the coaching session, we’ll help you:
Define what’s most important to you – your values, goals, and wishes for your medical care.
Personalize your advance care plan and create a framework for making healthcare decisions.
Identify and document a Health Care Proxy.
Talk with your loved ones and your medical team about your wishes.
Get emotional and spiritual support because it can be scary to think about the future.
3. After the session, you’ll also get…
A personalized action plan with your wishes written out!
Keep a copy for yourself and share a copy with your medical team, and your family. We’ll also collaborate with your primary care clinician to keep them in the loop.
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Is Advance Care Planning Coaching right for me?
If creating an advance care plan is on your “to-do” list, then Yes this coaching is right for you.
If you’ve already done estate planning, met with a lawyer, and filled out an advanced directive, but are looking for more than legalese or a menu of checkboxes, and want to have a conversation and personalized documentation of your wishes, then Yes, this coaching is right for you!
You’re never too old or too young to ensure your healthcare is personal.
Coaching is not covered by health insurance. This means our sessions are not rushed, you get the attention you deserve, and you won’t receive a surprise bill!
If you’re located anywhere in the 50 US States we can help!
The Bottom Line
If you haven’t had an indepth conversation about your healthcare wishes, and if your family still isn’t sure about what you want, then Advance Care Planning Coaching will help you find clarity and direction, when it comes to the most important thing, your health.
Let’s Get Started
Sign up for a free 15 minute discovery call to see how we can help. Still not sure? Meet our coaches.
You’ll meet with your coach for one hour of coaching. Afterwards, you’ll receive a personalized action plan and we’ll collaborate with your medical team.
Your Investment: $299
Follow UP Session
We offer flexible time slots to meet your needs. After the follow up with your coach, you’ll receive a personalized action plan that can be shared with loved ones and your medical team.
30 minutes: $149
45 minutes : $229
1 hour : $299
It’s important to keep your entire medical team on the same page. You may also have questions that pop up between sessions.
That’s why you’ll get the first 15 minutes per month of care collaboration for free! After that we charge the hourly rate below.
Your Investment: $299/hr
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Of note: Our coaches do not provide medical care. Our coaching sessions are not intended to work up symptoms, diagnose a condition, or prescribe medications, nor is it psychotherapy.
Still Not Sure?
“For anyone on the fence, this will most definitely be one less worry that will be lifted off your shoulders.“
“I am so glad that I started this difficult, yet immensely important conversation. It not only clarified what I want in the future, but it has left me with a new perspective about the present. “
Who are the coaches?
We have over 55+ years of experience helping people think through advance care planning.
Ashwini Bapat MD and Caitlin Baran MD are palliative care doctors, and Sarah Byrne-Martelli DMin is a palliative care chaplain. They met while working at Massachusetts General Hospital. Lisa Catalano LICSW is a palliative care social worker at Newton Wellesley Hospital in the suburbs of Boston.
We’ve seen how advance care planning can ease the burden on families, and we’ve also seen the confusion, guilt, and regret that people feel when these conversations haven’t happened. We’ll help you answer the most useful questions, so that in a medical crisis, you and your family are prepared to advocate for you.