Crisis Coaching

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2018 Lobbying Campaign Sponsorship Fundraiser Launched

Crisis Coaching Lobbying Coalition Program announces launch of its 2018 fundraising campaign.

"Many in the public have never researched the costs to make changes in legislation. For example, in California, to even start the process costs $2,000 payable to the State. Other costs are involved in doing research, running focus groups, hiring canvassers, and general day to day operations, for example. It would be nice if this could be done for free, out of our pocket, but making changes to help people have better lives comes at sponsorship expense. We have to find the win - win, why do businesses or wealthier donors want to see the changes made that may benefit people of lower income, or their retired parents? If it is not a direct benefit to them, why should they care? It costs money (and time) to research to find the win-win for all.", according to Founder, Principal and Lobbyist Caesi Bevis.

In addition Crisis Coaching's work is supporting Veteran and others access to all travel hospitality with medical assistant animals (for emotional and physical support, not just dogs and horses,  requires updating the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to match other newer legislation, such as the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Air Transportation Act.

Other legislation Crisis Coaching is supporting:

Medicare Expansion related to the Family Leave: Businesses must be better financially supported when key and essential workers must take off time to case manage care needs of aging parents. With many Baby Boomers and Gen Xers entering into the "sandwich generation" (caring for adult children off to college AND having extra expenses related to care of their parents (the grandparents), when the parents have expensive healthcare needs that roll over to the adult son or daughter, it can cause a major destabilizing financial mess - sons and daughters can lose a career or job, or miss a substantial amount of work. For businesses, that means project deadlines may not be hit, and clients needs may suffer.

Further those professional workers oftentimes do not live near parents. It is not practical for Medicare to expect them to be available one eight-hour shift a day to care for an aging parent. If the professional lives out of state of country, it may be impossible to monitor needs directly, and it also may mean there is not enough money to hire someone.

Presently, Medicare we believe creates a "caste system" - aging parents with adult helpful children have one level of care, and aging seniors/ elderly without family support suffer a much lower standard of care.

Crisis Coaching is a stand for: Ending the Bog! Paperwork, contracts, the healthcare process MUST become simplified. No more doctors and healthcare services negotiating their contracts for which insurance they will accept AFTER the "open window for enrollment" has ended for the public. This is presently equal to "Who moved my cheese?!"  Presently you pick your doctor and hospital you like, and two months later they may decide they may no longer accept your insurance. Is that really fair?

Ending the Fog!It's time that the healthcare system and all service providers make it easier for consumers to understand what is and is not provided, for how much and when.  Example: You should be able to call an outpatient surgery center for the hospital and ask 1) who all will I receive bills from? 2) approximately what will the costs be if all goes well?  3) can I get payment terms for my share of the bill? 4) how soon will the bills arrive? Instead, most centers say that as a patient 'you are NOT ENTITLED to this information up front. Your doctors office can request it and share it if it wants to do so. Why, if you are the receiver, are you not allowed to know what your bills will be?  Crisis Coaching stands for transparency.

Access to Medicare - Wherever You Move To: There's a dirty little life-costing secret out there: Did you know if you do not have permission to move from your state to another state (depending on the type of Medicare you have), that you cannot just move and be picked up on the Medicare of the new state directly and quickly? You may find out, as a relative of mine did, that you have to pay for dialysis out of pocket, if you suddenly need it. The wrong time to find out your Medicare did NOT transfer when you moved is when you are in hospital.

Medicare System - It needs substantially more transparency. Adult children need to understand their parents' Medicare in order to help. Medicare, instead, put the hard copies of information booklets online on the website. Now you have to know what your questions are in order to look up something. Sometimes you just don't know the question until you see it. We need the hard copy booklets back, please.

Stop Setting Insurance Rates Based On Zipcode: It does not make sense that the same insurance policy that costs about $278 / month in Los Angeles County, the resident can move just across the line to Ventura County - and get this - PAY $1/ month  (!!!!) for the same or better policy. Why? It does not make sense.

Medicaid / Medi-Cal - Dental: Please reinsert logic back in this program. If someone needs a set of dentures, it is not realistic to ask someone to  "get the top denture this year" and then "wait two years to get the bottom set." I do not know many people who can eat with just top or just bottom teeth, when they have had all their teeth pulled. Do you?

These are just some of the issues we take a stand to fix. Please stand with us and sponsor us today to fight for your rights to better access to healthcare. It's your right.

Sponsor today - please click this link and donate.

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Support Veterans with PTSD and their Support Animals

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Learn what Crisis Coaching is doing to lobby to support people with support animals and stand to align conflicting laws: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Air Carrier Access Act, Fair Housing Act, and Fair Employment and Housing Act (California). ADA restricts service animals to only task-focused dogs and horses. Whereas all other laws recognize all animals providing medical and emotional support assistance. As is, some medically-serving animals can fly across country, only to be turned away at a hotel, restaurant, or other building.

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New Publications Coming Shortly:      

Pre-Order NOW for special discount!

I am SO excited to FINALLY be getting these released to you - because I can just feel these can make such a difference in your lives!

U.S. Hotel Travelers' Money-Saving Guide (Fall 2017-18)

100+ Tips for 2-3-4 Star Hotels for a More Peaceful and Better Quality Stay

Do you travel? Do you want to travel?

Do you know someone in the hospitality industry?

Do you know a student who is studying Hospitality/ Tourism in college or university?  This is a great, well -researched "companion" guide to curriculum students learn about a career in the industry.

Are you an international traveler planning to stay in U.S. hotels and need some cultural insider tips?

Or - are you a senior or elderly person considering "living in a hotel" instead of an independent living or assisted living facility?

This is the book for you!

Are you wondering what is the best time of day to book your hotel, and by which method?  Will you save more calling Reservations, booking on their chain website, using a portal website, going first through eBates - and then over to the website? Does it make a difference if you download the app for the hotel chain or portal and alternate between the app and the website for the best deal? Do loyalty programs really help - or are these misleading?

Are you wondering how to save money if you had to stay a longer time in a hotel say, for  helping out a parent who became disabled, or is ill, or in hospital?

What about the birth of a new grandchild - could you go help out, but still want your own space? Is there an out -of-town wedding you are involved in planning?

OR - maybe you have a senior or elderly parent who is healthy enough to live independently, but just needs a smaller place and not quite ready for assisted living. Maybe Mom or Dad could be safely live in an extended stay hotel studio with a kitchenette (or microwave and fridge) for a lot less money, no deposit, and no "asset grab?"

This is the book for you!

SERVICE AND BILLING: If you have ever been frustrated with service or billing issues with hotels - this is the book for you! If you have ever been frustrated with the "authorizations" piling up as you continue to travel and need that money hold freed up - this book will tell you how to do that.

DISCRIMINATION: If you have ever felt like you were discriminated against by a hotel - this is the book for you to learn your rights!

TRAVELING WITH A SERVICE OR SUPPORT ANIMAL? This book will give you tips and tricks for "pet etiquette" and how to keep your pet(s) happier and safer during travel.

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CLICK HERE to access the "Highlights" of the Table of Contents for  U.S. Hotel Travelers' Money - Saving Guide (Fall 2017-18) AND for a LINK to "Order the Book"

SPECIAL OFFER: The first 200 people to pre-order this book will also receive an invitation to a private live webinar invite to a special training just for you - and you will have an opportunity to ask questions during the webinar.

Pre-Order the book before Midnight Saturday, November 18, 2017 for an additional surprise of a bonus of more travel secrets list!


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"How to End Billing and Customer Service Problems FASTER!"

REPORT: Learn Policy and Procedures for Most Customer Service Departments and Their Timeline to Help You Get the Results You Want

Highlights

Top List of Complaints Consumers Have

What Complaints have in Common Across Multiple Industries

Art of Negotiating What You Need as a Resolution vs. "Want"

Negotiating Etiquette

Solution Stories

Taking a Stand For a Return to "Service America" Vs. "Lean and Mean"

Who to Talk to When, and Why

Timeline for Resolutions

Checklist for When it is Appropriate to Advance to Legal Action

Sample Contract Cancellation Letter - (Think "Auto-Pay")


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Free FaceBook Global Support Forum for Healthcare Case Managers and Caregivers

New free global support forum group  for healthcare case managers and caregivers opened May 3, 2017. See blog post of May 4, 2017 for details. 

LINK to the group on FaceBook: (Free to join!)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HealthcareCrisis/

Link to the blog post:

http://www.crisis-coaching.com/facebook-freeforum/

 

New Video Series to Help Caregivers

Crisis Coaching will launch new series of "quick tips for Caregivers" to help address creating an exit plan from caregiving in order to help Caregivers either resource more supports and benefits, or replace themselves as caregivers.

The average length of time for caregiving "per person" is five years. This length of time can wreck havoc with someone's career or job stability, often forcing someone to quit a job, destabilize financial assets, and possibly even bring on health problems due to increased stress. It creates a domino effect. Not only is the caregiver affected, oftentimes spouses or significant others, minor and adult children of the caregiver, as well as even family pets experience the increased stress level.

Mom or Dad, who "never wanted to become a burden on their adult child" often become just that. Aging in Place works for some families, but for most families at some point usually the elderly person, or person with severe disabilities for their own safety and well-being needs to move into adult residential care.

There is such a gap between what government benefits (Medicare, SSA / SSI, and VA and state) will cover that there is an illusion being sold that seniors and elderly can and should Age in Place in their own home. Yes, it is less expensive - sometimes - but is it as safe? Oftentimes aging adults that have alarm buttons on them will not "push the button" even if he/ she falls "because he/ she does not want to 'bother someone.'"  With an adult residential facility, someone is checking on the residents frequently. Having live in help, now requiring three shifts per day, can average $18-24/ hour and / or up to $12,000 / month US. Many adult residential care facilities can provide top level services starting at $3800/ month.

The new video series will provide tips on everything from legal, insurance, hospitalization, healthcare, adult residential care, estate planning and settlement, cross-border issues, and more.

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