Want some help knowing what to do in a difficult elder care situation? Looking for expert advice?
- Perhaps it’s your mom with dementia
- Maybe your dad who should probably stop driving
- A grandparent who has been swindled out of money
- An aunt who probably shouldn’t live alone any more
If any of these ring a bell, you are not alone. Caring for a family member is challenging! And not the least dealing with siblings who may or may not be on the same page.
As the [Your Service Area] experts in aging well, we understand what it’s like to be a family caregiver. We can help.
Consider our caregiving coaching services where we can meet as often or as little as you like to discuss strategies relevant to your unique situation. These meetings can be in-person, or by phone or video conferencing. They can be one-on-one with you, or with your siblings.
Potential topics include
- Family conflict. Most often, one sibling takes on the lion’s share of the work and tensions emerge over what needs doing and how to make it fair. Let us facilitate a family meeting where each member can voice their concerns. Together we will create a plan that will get everyone on the same page to support your loved one and share the responsibilities.
- Dementia strategies. Does your mom shoplift when you go to the store together? Does your dad refuse to bathe? Does Grandma disrobe in public? You are not alone with these difficult situations! Let us teach you proven strategies to prevent and manage the specific behaviors you are dealing with.
- Caregiver burnout. Caregiving takes up so much time and energy, that you can easily lose your own health, both mental and physical. This is not good. If you find yourself stressed and burning out, reach out, NOW. We can help you strategize to lighten the load and bring back the joy in life. You don’t have to do this alone.
- Work-life balance. You don’t want to caring for elderly parents eclipse your own professional growth nor compromise your retirement savings. Let us help you work out reasonable solutions so you can provide the support that fits with your relationship without endangering your own future and fulfillment.
- Referral to support services. Let’s meet to discuss what is happening in your caregiving journey and find the resources that will meet your needs, and by extension, prolong your ability to support your relative.