Caregiver Coaching

Do you care for a family member who needs help with life’s details?

  • Perhaps it’s your mom with dementia (e.g., Alzheimer’s)
  • 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

You may be an only child caring for a parent long distance. Or maybe you live close by and have siblings, but no one can agree about the problem and solutions. Perhaps you feel all alone with the responsibility of safeguarding your loved one’s health and well-being.

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 South Central Texas 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.

Schedule a free get-acquainted call to learn more.
Or simply telephone (210) 492-1224.

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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.

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Family conflict

When it comes to elder care, it’s quite common to have disagreement between siblings. Family patterns run deep and old rivalries surface. 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.

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Work-life balance

It’s not like you don’t have other calls on your time. Especially if you are a mid-life professional, you are at a key moment in your career. Taking time off can jeopardize your prospects, as well as your retirement. You don’t want to caring for elderly parents eclipse your own trajectory and reduce you to not enough resources in your own elderhood. But guilt is a challenging emotion. 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.

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Caregiver burnout

It often seems like you should be able to do it all, but family caregiving is rough. It pulls on old ties and emotions. It creates tension between your family and adult responsibilities. It also 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.

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Referral to support services

Sometimes we need to do a full assessment to give an appropriate referral. Other situations may revolve less around your loved one and more around you as a family caregiver. 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.

 

To learn more about our Caregiver Coaching services, give us a call at (210) 492-1224.

Or schedule a free get-acquainted call with one of our specialists.

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