Are you feeling stuck, frustrated, and overwhelmed about how to get better care for your loved one? Are you feeling burned out?
Use my industry knowledge and healthcare degree during a 10 week course to decrease your burnout and get...
A daily strategy to stop caregiver burnout...based on WHO you are
Vocabulary Terms and Definition Index
Prior Level of Function worksheet
Specific Medicare/CMS Forms stating your loved one's rights
Private FB Community and Q&A Messenger Support
Paid in full Bonus 1: Ultimate Medical Organizer
Paid in Full Bonus 2: Group Coaching Call with Lorena
What People Are Saying
“Well you are needing my course.”
My thoughts were “well my dad is out of state and on his own.” What Lorena said next changed everything for me. Lorena said “Kelly, at some point something will happen to your dad, and you will be called to care for him.” I never thought that could be the case. My dad is now deteriorating so I asked Lorena for guidance... Lorena informed me about legal issues, care issues, financial issues. Lorena helped me develop an action plan to move forward.
"Lorena is the reason...
my Mom didn’t get booted out of General Hospital here in WW – they weren’t going to allow the third night of stay – then she helped us get her to a rehab center.
The hospital person acted as if we were trying to break a law! It was crazy!!!"
Stop the transport!
“They would have transported my son over 178 miles when he was dying if Lorena hadn’t told me what to say to stop it.”
Types of admissions.
“My husband was admitted to the hospital after he fell from a ladder and hit his head. Lorena explained to us there were two different types of admissions. We now know to ask the nurse which type he has been admitted under. It makes a difference for rehab stay"
Module 1- Intro and General discussion of the aging process
Topic: We will start this course talking about the general aging process our loved one goes through. We will explore the typical fears of our aging parents and typically how the body ages overall.
Worksheet: Prior Level of Function worksheet - This is a worksheet which you fill out to have on hand documenting how much your loved one can do for themselves. Why is this important? When your loved one ends up in the hospital, you have a sheet to copy and give to the therapist and social worker so they know what level of function your loved one needs to regain in order to return home.
Module 2- Hard discussion
Topic: This module will explore the hard discussion about POA vs DPOA, what an Advance Directive is and how it is different than a POLST, when to place a loved one in a care facility, and the money factor. We will also start the exploration of family dynamics and changing roles, but these two topics will be a part of all we talk about in the following modules.
Worksheet: Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)-a CMS (Medicare) official form used in every medical care facility and usually filled out by your loved one's primary care physician (PCP) or by any doctor when an acute event happens.
Module 3- Mindset
Topic: We will talking about caregiver burnout and how to create daily strategies for dealing with burnout. In this module, we will also be looking at problem vs solution-based thinking and the use of respite care to help with burnout.
Worksheet: Nourishing vs Depleting Worksheet-A worksheet to help identify task that nourish us vs those that deplete us and strategies for increasing our "nourishing" tasks.
Module 4-Medicare vs Medicare Advantage vs Medicaid
Topic: This module will be information heavy talking about the ins and outs of these three insurances as a payor source, and how they affect your loved ones access to care. We will explore the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans, along with how Medicaid becomes a payor source. This is where we will talk about how or if you can become a paid caregiver for your loved one.
Worksheet: Compare and Contrast Worksheet-A worksheet to fill out so you have an easy reference when talking about the different payor sources.
Module 5-Common diagnoses and Events in the Elderly
Topic: This module will be information about the most common diagnoses which happen as we age and recurring medical events that happen. We will talk about what these diagnoses mean and how to prevent some of the common "things" that happen. For example, what to do when they aren’t eating as well as they used to or maybe completely stop eating, and why this even happens. Hint, it's about taste buds and sugar!
Worksheet: Note Taking Worksheet-A worksheet to fill out so you have an easy reference when talking about the different diagnoses and event your loved one is experiencing.
Module 6-8: Advocating for care in The Hospital, Rehab/SNF and Home health settings
Topic: This module will be an exploration about who pays for care, common expectations of the setting, understanding common diagnoses for admission, exploration of why you are filling out a POLST again, staff roles, what to look for in discharge planning, and loved ones fears about being in each of these settings.
While there are many similarities between what will be covered in this module, all lessons are site specific will educate on the similarities and differences in each individual setting.
Worksheet: Advocacy Vocabulary Worksheets-A worksheet to have on hand with setting specific vocabulary for advocating for your loved when they are in any of the above settings.
Module 9-Comfort care and hospice
Topic: This will be one of the hardest but most rewarding modules we discuss. This is where we will talk about the difference between palliative, comfort, and hospice care. Here is where we will explore what quality of days look like vs quantity of days. In this module we will also discuss who pays for these different services and why doctors always make these terms so confusing!
Worksheet: End-of-Life Discussion Workbook-A workbook to help you and your loved one talk about what end-of-life care will look like and how to decide quality of days over quantity of day.
Paid in Full Bonus #1-One hour Zoom group coachiing session
Topic: In this call we address individual caregiver's burning questions and concerns we have helping our loved ones.
Paid in Full Bonus #2-Medical Organizer
Topic: In this final module, we will explore how to setup and use the Ultimate Medical Organizer to track your loved one’s medical records, medications, and diagnoses to improve communication when advocating.
Worksheet: Ultimate Medical Organizer pdf-An organizer to help you keep all your loved one's medial information in one place and at your fingertips
Who should take this course?
Everyone who has aging (those who are 65 and older) loved ones who will need someone to advocate for them as their years begin to advance and their medical needs begin to increase.
Where will this LIVE course take place?
This course will be a self-paced course available to you online. By being an online self-paced course, you are in control of when you access the information you need and which information you access. Why is this importance? Because not everyone is in the same place in their caregiver journey and people need different information at different time.
When will this LIVE course take place?
This course will be available by no later that mid-September, if not before. Once the course is created and live...the price will go up.
Why would I look at taking a course like this?
There are several reasons WHY you should take this course...
1. YOU get to directly guide what it is you want to learn...at a significantly decreased investment.
2. There is so, so, very much caregiver burnout, frustration, and moments of being overwhelmed you can avoid just by learning what I am going to teach you.
3. Empowerment. Imagine being assured of your own and your loved ones' rights when you speak to medical professions because you will have the proper terms, forms, and knowledge of Medicare to support your advocacy moments.