Lorrie Klemons

MSN, BSN, RN, CDP, EOLD
Klemons HealthCare Consulting
Lorrie
legacy member

Lorrie Klemons

MSN, BSN, RN, CDP, EOLD
Klemons HealthCare Consulting
Advocate Location
Madison , WI 53590
Specialty
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Survivor Support
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
(704) 459-7516 Email Advocate
*Greater National Advocates Terms of Use Apply
How I Can Help
I advocate for the patient with the healthcare team, or by empowering family/friend advocates to partner with the patient's healthcare team in a positive way to make sure the patient's voice is heard, guaranteeing the best healthcare outcomes possible for the patient. I can coach you or your own patient advocate on the questions to ask in the healthcare arena and who to ask them to. I can be the liaison between you, your doctor and your family at your health provider's office or in the hospital. I can research available community resources that you might not know about and help you find the right healthcare providers to help you with your medical issues.

When the best efforts are unsuccessful in achieving good outcomes, As an End of Life-Death Doula, I help families with those difficult end of life conversations and preparations to assure their loved one a beautiful death experience.

I have been a nurse since 1972. I am passionate about every healthcare consumer having a voice in any health care setting. If you explore my free website, klemonsHealthCareConsulting.com you will see all of the advocacy and empowerment resources I offer to patients, seniors, caregivers and healthcare staff.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is Nationally but based in Madison, Wi. and Charlotte, NC
My Survivor Support Advocacy Qualifications
I am a survivor of Lung cancer; young adult son w/ cancer.
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
As a young nurse, I worked at a NYC public hospital. Many of my patients were homeless. Few of them had family to advocate for them. Few of them had a voice. I become impassioned early on in my career to make sure that each one of my patients had a voice. I went to graduate school to become a nurse educator. If I couldn't fix the system, perhaps I could fix the process by teaching nursing students how to advocate for their patients. To teach them how to empower their patients with a voice. To teach them why empowered patients is a good thing. I remain committed to that passion after a 49 year career.

In 2016, my own young adult son was diagnosed with two life-threatening diagnoses. After spending 47 days and nights with him in the hospital, and caregiving and advocating for him for 9 months, I added Warrior Mom to my resume.
Contact Advocate
Formal Education
Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing, 1972, BSN
Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing, 1974, MSN- Teaching of Medical-Surgical Nursing
Faith Experience
  • Judaism
Additional Skills
Cancer
Senior Advocacy
Caregiver Support and Advocacy
Senior Care communities
Important Life Conversations
End of life- death doula
Public Speaking on a variety of topics
Blog writer: FINDING YOUR VOICE:
Conversations About HealthCare
Empowerment; sign up through my
website.
I am very familiar with the rituals, values
and traditions of traditional Judaism,
including the death and dying process
and associated period of grieving, and
the ritual bathing of bodies.

Co-Author, READY...SET...ADVOCATE! Your Step by Step Guide to Patient Empowerment. Purchase your copy on my website ( available soon).
Professional Affiliations
TRAINING:
Hospice Volunteer
Center for Community Transitions, Volunteer
Alzheimer’s Association, Community Educator

National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, Certified Practitioner

MEMBERSHIPS:
Interfaith Sisterhood of Salaam-Shalom
NEDA- National End of Life Alliance, End of Life Doula
American Red Cross, RN Designee
Greater National Advocate, Patient Advocate
Hebrew Cemetery Assoc of Charlotte, Board Member Lenox Hill Hospital, NY, NY, Inaugural Patient-Family
Partnership Council
Levine Cancer Institute, Charlotte, NC , Patient-Family
Advisory Council
Univ. of Wisconsin Health System, Madison, WI, Patient &
Family Advisor Program, Madison, WI
I earn 30 CEU's every two years to maintain my North Carolina RN Licensure