Assessment - Meeting with you and your care partner(s) to discuss the situation and any concerns you may have, and devising a step-by-step plan to assist in tackling these issues.
Care Management - Assisting in navigating the aging journey by coordinating support services to optimize quality of life.
Planning for the future - Determining your goals for the future (e.g. "living at home for as long as possible", "not being a burden to my children", etc.), and creating a road map to assist you in achieving these goals.
Advocacy - Promoting autonomy, and facilitating person-centered care among care providers.
Memory loss - Understanding the numerous forms of dementia, and working with you and your medical providers to obtain an accurate diagnosis. Providing an understanding of the changes in communication and behaviors that often accompany cognitive decline. Recognizing the impact of dementia on the care partner, and promoting overall health and wellness in that individual.
Family dynamics - Acknowledging and addressing the many issues that often arise when families care for an older family member (e.g. money issues, issues of resentment and animosity that resurface, feelings of burden and uneven divisions of responsibilities), and working with you to create a coping strategy.
Anxiety and depression - Understanding the changes in mood that often accompany the aging and/or the caregiving process, and working together to devise coping strategies.
Grief and loss - Understanding that feelings of grief and loss often surface before someone has died, and normalizing these feelings when they occur. In addition, working with individuals who have lost a family member or friend to help in acknowledging and coping with the stages of grief and loss.
Coping with illness - Providing emotional support, and helping to access services that can assist while dealing with an illness.