Elder care issues affect all of us. I’m a daughter, sister, granddaughter, wife and mother. Someday, my children or my husband may have to care for me. Someday, I may have to care for my parents, or a sibling.
We all need to think about what kind of care we want.
To that end, I offer coaching and connecting services for caregivers and elder care professionals, and consulting services for businesses and organizations who want to reach caregivers and seniors in a new way.
Don’t know where to begin, or have a question about my services? Start here.
Elder Care Tip
How do you offer support to relatives/friends with Alzheimer's or dementia without having them feel like they’re dependent or in need of help?
First, understand that independence is a major issue for seniors: they don’t want to be a burden on their family or friends at all, which often means they will go to great lengths to avoid getting any kind of help... even if they know they need it.
The best thing to do is to suggest resources to them and let them decide to move forward with these options or not. Give them the tools so they are empowered to help themselves and won’t have to feel that they must accept help from you.
Read more elder care tips here.
Through this Helpouts service (which is free!), I look forward to connecting people to local resources and offering advice to anyone searching for senior housing, assisted living, Alzheimer's care, or considering services at home. I'm passionate about quality elder care and support for caregivers of seniors, and my career and life experiences have contributed to a broad knowledge of the subject -- along with an extensive network (so if I don't know the answer, I know someone who does!).