We know you care about your patients and we know you’re swamped. We’re here to support you and take one thing off your plate.
What is Aging & Illness Coaching?
Aging & Illness Coaching is about helping patients figure out what matters most to them, having an in-depth goals of care conversation, helping them understand more about palliative and hospice care, and ensuring that both the patient and their caregivers have the emotional and spiritual support they need.
We know its hard to squeeze a goals of care or a advance care planning conversation into a 15 minute visit despite your best efforts. When you refer your patient to us, we’ll take one thing off your plate. And at the end of the coaching session, we’ll collaborate with you to help you better support your patient.
“Dr. Bapat did a wonderful job helping the family identify their mother’s core values and develop a plan to move forward supporting those values. She then supported the family in a meeting with the assisted living to present their mother’s wishes and find a way for the wishes to be followed. The communication, collaboration, and support were appreciated by all.”
Aging Life Care Manager
How Do We Collaborate with You?
1. Your patient can sign up for coaching directly on our website.
Your patient will meet virtually with one of our coaches who have over 55+ years of combined experience helping to navigate aging and illness.
We don’t need a referral!
Coaching is not covered by health insurance. This means our sessions are not rushed, patients get the attention they deserve, and with transparent pricing they won’t receive a surprise bill!
2. During the coaching session, we’ll help your patient:
Define what’s most important to them – their values, goals, and wishes for their medical care.
Develop a personalized value-based framework for making healthcare decisions and start a goals of care conversation.
Understand more about palliative and hospice care and when it’s appropriate.
Adapt to their changing health, think through the worries, and support them emotionally and spiritually.
Talk to their loved ones and their medical team about their wishes.
3. After the session, we’ll collaborate with you!
We’ll call, email, or Fax You
Your patient will receive a Personalized Action Plan highlighting key elements of the coaching session and the next steps to take. We’ll collaborate with you (the primary care clinician, subspecialty clinician, nurse, social worker, care manager, therapist etc) to share this Personalized Action plan, and make sure we’re all on the same page.
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Is Aging & Illness Coaching right for my patient?
If your patient is located in the 50 US states and is
Healthy and looking for a more personalized approach to advance care planning, then YES, this coaching is right for them!
Living with an illness like cancer, dementia, CHF, COPD, or ALS, and they could benefit from ongoing support and goals of care conversations, then YES, this coaching is right for them!
A caregiver and could use extra support to anticipate and prepare for their loved one’s illness, or for emotional, spiritual, grief, or bereavement support, then YES, this coaching is right for them!
The Bottom Line
If you’re feeling swamped, and feeling like there’s only so much you can do to move patients from “not getting it”, to acceptance and planning, then reach out to our Aging & Illness coaches. We’ll take one thing off your plate while always collaborating with you.
Your patient will meet with their coach for one hour of coaching. Afterwards, they’ll receive a personalized action plan and we’ll collaborate with their medical team.
Their Investment: $299
Follow UP Session
We offer flexible time slots to meet the needs of your patient. After they follow up with their coach, they’ll receive a personalized action plan that can be shared with their loved ones and with their medical team.
30 minutes: $149
45 minutes : $229
1 hour : $299
It’s important to keep the entire medical team on the same page. Your patient may also have questions that pop up between sessions.
That’s why they’ll get the first 15 minutes per month of care collaboration for free! After that we charge the hourly rate below.
Their 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?
“As a care manager, there’s only so much you can do with counseling and moving people from disbelief or “not getting it” to acceptance and planning. This would be a great service for those clients and their families.”
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Who are the coaches?
We have over 55+ years of combined experience collaborating with providers to care for people who are aging, living with illness, and their caregivers.
Ashwini Bapat MD and Caitlin Baran MD are palliative care doctors, 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 know how much you care about your patients, we see how swamped you are, and we know you’re doing your best. We also know there’s only so much one person can do. So we’ll collaborate with you, take one thing off your plate, and help you better care for your patients.