What if those of us in the later stages of life had someone to help guide us through the maze of social support and healthcare choices, and understand how these choices could support that most fundamental of questions: What matters most?
LifeCourse is a late life supportive care approach that helps individuals and families navigate serious illness by employing lay healthcare workers called care guides. Care guides collaborate with physicians, care teams, and community partners to help individuals and their key friends and family navigate the complexities of serious illness.
In Their Own Words…
“Because of my care guide, I was able to say ‘why do I need to do it’ and actually feel like I had some control over my treatment.” – LifeCourse Participant
“Our care guide has really brought my husband out to be free in his discussion of the cancer and everything. At one point, he refused to discuss it, period, which kind of made me feel like I was alone in it.” – LifeCourse Participant
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 2017
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2016