Caregiver Consultations: How We Help With Frail Elderly Parents

By Wendy Johnstone
August 9, 2016

Did you know that family caregivers provide upwards of 80% of care and support for aging parents or spouses?

Phew! That’s a lot of time and energy.

When I was seven months pregnant, my father had a massive stroke. The next few months were like a rollercoaster as our family struggled with the many difficult decisions that had to be made for the future care of my dad. My family and I discovered a fractured, and disorganized health care system leaving us to grope around in the dark for months. Dealing with Dad’s medical issues were just one of many issues. We were left faced with figuring out housing options, financial changes due to loss of income and perhaps the most difficult and painful decision, to take Dad off life support. The emotional side of the house was also being taxed. My mom worked full-time and when she wasn’t visiting her husband in the hospital, she was visiting her frail mother with dementia in a long term care facility.

When faced with an elder care crisis and extreme emotional pressure, family caregivers and seniors don’t know where to turn. Or what to ask. Or how to get through the system.

I’ve helped and supported hundreds of family caregivers and seniors in making sure they are getting the right information and support, at the right time during a transition.

Caregiving Coaching (or Consultations) sessions help stressed out and overwhelmed family caregivers deal with elder care challenges.

These 75 minute sessions give family caregivers a one to one consult with a trusted and knowledgeable professional. They reduce stress, key information on your situation, outline next steps and boost your confidence and well-being as a caregiver. Our sessions are private and confidential.

For more information: http://keystoneeldercare.com/caregiver-coaching/

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“You are amazing! What I tried to do in 2 months, you did in 1 week. You’ve helped us navigate the system, made sense of Mom’s disease, and gave back her independence and control. Thank you for making such a difference in Mom’s life and giving us, her family, complete peace of mind.”

– Mike G., Nanaimo, BC

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