Family & Caregiver Services, Testimonials

      

      Family Care Coaching or One on One Consultation

We offer individual or family/significant others consultation tailored to your specific needs through your families caregiving journey. Whether you are new to caregiving, dealing with care issues locally or long distance and are struggling with what direction to take, we are here to help. Care coaching is provided one on one or we can assist you facilitate care discussion with entire family. Decisions regarding your loved ones care can be difficult and at times overwhelming. Let us educate and guide you through the maze of care options.

      
   
Coaching Session helps you:
  • Discuss and identify goals and desires
  • Address care needs & how it effects family. Session can include both local and long distance caregivers via conference call and emails.
  • Define roles & expectations
  • Considers the physical, cognitive, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the elder(s)
  • Assist in the decision-making process regarding choice of available services
  • Share information about appropriate resources
  • Set goals to allow for a more harmonious transition process. Especially with those families dealing with conflict or indecision regarding care decisions of aging loved one.

Resource & Referral 

*Day Respite Care   *In Home Care     *Home Health Care        *Assisted Living      *Alzheimer’s/Memory Care  

*Skilled Nursing       *Hospice Care       *Medical Equipment      *Rehabilitation       *Medicare/Medicaid                

*Care Managers     *Legal & VA Benefits  *Assessment & Treatment Center   

Testimonials
I want to express my thanks to you for taking your time today to meet with me. I thought it was a wonderful meeting and I appreciate your counsel and advise. Great stuff! I certainly think and feel better now. Thank you so much! 

Ray, Caring for Wife

“It’s rare when you find a professional that knows their trade and exudes a strong desire to provide personal service to other people. Dawn is that one of a kind person. She has been an invaluable resource for my family and me, as we have had to deal with the pressures of caring for elderly parents. I’m not sure how we would have survived this season without the caring and loving support Dawn gave. Her work is top notch, spot on and excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend her.” 

Frank H., Caregiver for Parents

"Dawn is outstanding! While providing excellent suggestions and resources, she totally understands the caregiver and impact the role has on your life and relationships. The validation of feelings and concerns in an open, confidential setting along with good advices based on experience and knowledge provide a guaranteed valuable investment of your time! I recommend it highly!"
Caregiver for mother in skilled nursing home
Dawn, thank you so very much for making yourself available today.  As you saw, Dad has become resistant to advice he doesn't want to hear.  However, with your facts and experience, I think we've convinced him what needs to happen.  He certainly wants to be the one who makes the call.  Also, I appreciate you supporting my brother's role in everything and what he and his wife has to offer.
 
Dawn, you truly are gifted at this role, and my family has been so blessed by your gifts. 

Daughter, one of the multiple siblings, concerned for parents welfare
  
 

 Caregiver Support Groups

Monthly we provide several different opportunities for those dealing with family care issues and those with the special demands of family members with Alzheimer's to come together in a supportive atmosphere to address the many challenges they are facing. For more information on meeting times and locations please click Events. 


                                   Testimonials

I have a 91 year old mother with Alzheimer's in an assisted living facility near our home. I also have a 78 year old husband who has been diagnosed with Frontal, Temporal Dementia and still lives at home. I have been attending a support group which I enjoy very much. It is a chance to get away and to spend time with people who can actually carry on a conversation. I look forward to this day every month.” Shirley C. 
The care givers support group has been very helpful to me as I care for my husband who has Alzheimer’s. The 6 weeks Powerful Tools Class I attended also helped me find ways to deal with stress in daily caregiving.”  Mary J.

        Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class

Powerful Tools for Caregivers, developed by Legacy Health Systems, is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. This program will help you: reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate your feelings, balance your life and increase your ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful online caregiver tools.   

Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes consist of six (6)/ 90-minute sessions held once a week. Experienced Class Leaders will conduct each session. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the "tools" you choose and put them into action for your life. Includes workbook and the six week course. 

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“I took the Powerful Tools Caregiver Class in order to help my Mom, Dad, and me to better take care of the interpersonal part of being caregivers in our home. The entire group of attendees found wonderful advice and instruction, delivered in a humorous and open style. All 10 people lost their visible stresses and gained helpful ideas for coping with family care giving. I credit Dawn with setting the tone for the class at very warm and welcoming.”

Gail L., Caregiver for Parents


       Panic No More / Retirement Rescue Workshop

Are you at your wits end in dealing with an aging loved one?  Do you feel like no one understands what you are going through and you are unsure what to do or where to go next?  This one day workshop will help you to identify what areas you may need assistance with. Areas include: Financial, Legal, Health Care, Future Housing and Care, Understanding Medicare & Medicaid and above all, finding purposeful meaning after retirement.  


    Prevention = Peace of Mind Workshop 

Prevention is the best medicine for peace of mind when it comes to “senioromics”. Join us as we journey into the changing world of seniors through our “Ask The Experts” session, resources for current and future needs for seniors and family caregivers.  Senior industry professionals deliver pointed information and resources, with question and answer sessions to clarify the best plan for each senior and/or caregiver. The tools presented in this seminar will allow you to navigate the           complicated maze of eldercare.
 
 
     Additional Workshops
  • Activities “Aloha” Style – Therapeutic & Fun Activities Made Easy!
  • How To Have A Meaningful Visit With Your Loved One
  • Say “Aloha” To The Family Care Giving Journey
  • Aging Services 101: Understanding What You Need, Before You Need It
  • Laughter Yoga:Laughter is the best medicine! 
       
       

 Note: All workshops are for seniors and family caregivers; they are not for caregiver professionals. 
Please contact us regarding your specific situation.