Comfort Care Family Coach

As a Comfort Care Family Coach, you support family caregivers
during one of their most tender times: Their caree’s last year.

The time to support a family at their caree’s end-of-life isn’t when hospice starts. That’s too late.

It’s when palliative care begins.

As a Comfort Care Family Coach, you support family caregivers when comfort care becomes part of a caree’s care plan. In our six caregiving stages model, you support family caregivers in the Pragmatic Caregiver and Transitioning Caregiver Stages.

As a Comfort Care Family Coach, you are:

  • An empathetic listener who creates a safe space for family caregivers to vent and share.
  • An effective guide who offers insights about the end-of-life process.
  • A caring companion before and after a caree’s death.
  • A compassionate organizer who helps the family plan for a caree’s final weeks.
  • A direct care worker who wants to transition into a new career.
  • A former family caregiver who cared for a family member. You can choose to specialize in helping a family caregiver who will provide care at home or who will provide care for a caree who resides in a facility.

As a Comfort Care Family Coach, your one-on-one services include:

  • Listening sessions so a family caregiver feels heard.
  • Family visit scheduling sessions to help organize visits from family during a caree’s last weeks.
  • Care Planning sessions so a caree’s last weeks include everyone’s wishes.
  • Educational sessions so a family caregiver understands how to provide end-of-life care.
  • Comfort sessions that happen:
    • When a family caregiver needs to talk out the caree’s declines.
    • Before and after the initial hospice evaluation.
    • Before and after the delivery of the hospital bed.
    • Before and after visits from the hospice team.
    • Daily during the caree’s last week.
    • Daily for the first week after a caree’s death, including when the equipment is returned, the death certificates are picked up and the services are planned.
    • Ongoing based on the former family caregiver’s requests for grief support.

In addition, as a Comfort Care Family Coach you can offer:

  • Group coaching sessions which can include comfort services but at an affordable group rate.
  • Educational programs to educate family caregivers in the community about palliative care services.

Scroll down for details about earning 48 CEUs for completing this course.

Your instructor for your Comfort Care Family Coach training is Denise M. Brown, who began supporting family caregivers in 1990. She launched her first caregiving coach training in 2016. Our Caregiving Coach, Consultant and Educator FAQ offers answers to common questions about our programs.

Please also feel free to reach out to Denise if you have questions about which option is right for you. You can email Denise (denise@careyearsacademy.com) or call her at 773-343-6341.


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Payment Details

The Comfort Care Family Coach costs $1,000. You can pay in full or in two payments of $500.

When you submit payment today, you receive immediate access to your training material.

You can add the Grief Facilitator training for just $200, a savings of $199. You can pay in full for $1,200 or in two monthly payments of $600.

Enroll via the widgets at the bottom of the page.


Immediate Access to Your Training

When you enroll today, you receive immediate access to:

  1. Our Caregiving Master Classes form the foundation for our training material and include The Six Caregiving Stages, The Caregiving Fatigues, Resilience During Caregiving, The Family Caregiver’s House of Cards, The Art of Listening, The 17 Caregiving Systems, The Care Budget, Strategies to Manage Caregiving Disputes, The Daily Healing Plan and Grieving After Caregiving.
  2. Denise’s books and our caregiving research which comprise your required reading.

After completing the Master Classes, Classes, quizzes, assignments and exercises, you'll join Denise for 8 hours of live training. The live training happens weekly for four Thursdays for two hours beginning at 5 p.m. ET (4 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. PT).

The live training sessions begin on the first Thursday of every month. Check our training dates calendar.

During our live training, you’ll:

  1. Practice your communication strategy.
  2. Practice your planning sessions.
  3. Review your Pragmatic/Transitioning Caregiver Stage presentation program.
  4. Receive instructions to deliver your complementary one-on-one and group coaching sessions.
  5. Be prompted to take your exam after our last live session.
  6. Learn how you can upgrade to become a Certified Caregiving Consultant when you’re ready. As a CCC, you’ll have tools, planning sessions and strategies to support family caregivers throughout all six caregiving stages.

Enroll

The Comfort Care Family Coach costs $1,000. You can pay in full or in two payments of $500.

When you submit payment today, you receive immediate access to your training material.

You can add the Grief Facilitator training for just $200, a savings of $199. You can pay in full for $1,200 or in two monthly payments of $600.

Enroll via the widgets, below.

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