A Problem-Solving Approach for Positive Living
My goal is
to help individuals and families
navigate the decision-making process when new care needs arise
Getting help can...
alleviate worry and vulnerability by creating a supportive team,
ease the "freeze" response that happens with overwhelming situations by realizing you're not alone,
relieve the confusion of unfamiliar problems and unknown solutions by gaining new information and choices.
result in confidence, control, and comfort.
You don't have to go through it alone
Hello and Welcome!
Let me introduce myself....
Since 2013, I have helped families by providing oversight, advocacy, comfort, meaningful life experiences and support in times of crisis. In 2017, I completed one of Teepa Snow's Positive Approach(R) dementia care certification programs, which gives me tools to help with many age-related conditions.
I have experience working with people who have dementia, Parkinson's disease, cancer, anxiety and depression, as well as other chronic diseases. I have helped people navigate hospital and rehab stays, doctor appointments and procedures, hiring in-home caregivers and finding the right living arrangements. I have helped with advocacy and oversight when family members are far away. I have worked with families who want to have things put in place before a medical crisis occurs. And I've helped people navigate decisions around palliative, hospice, and end of life care.
I stay current on brain health research, local assisted living facilities, and best practices for caregiving.
And here's what clients are saying....
"your help is priceless"
"I can't imagine going through this without your help"
"I love knowing you're there..."
"I could NOT have sorted out all of these options without you"
"Please know that you are so very appreciated in our house!"
How Can I Help?
do any of the following statements ring true....?
"The COVID restrictions at the facility where my parents live has turned my world upside down. I need help understanding it, and figuring out how to help them from afar. Its hard on them and on me!"
"My spouse has dementia and I need help caring for him at home! I don't know what to do now because of COVID, I am afraid to have anyone come here anymore"
"My husband is in long term care and I was visiting him every day before COVID because I helped with his care. His needs are high and I'm worried that the aides are not able to do all the things I used to do. It's very stressful!"
"My mom and I argue all the time, and then I feel guilty. She has dementia and I don't know how to be helpful or loving
"I am so overwhelmed with all the decisions I'm faced with and I don't know if I'm doing things right"
"I want to make decisions now, before a medical crisis occurs and I need help later"
"I know that other people have stayed in good communication with their loved ones through video calls during the COVID lockdown, but my mom's condition makes this almost impossible. I feel like I'm abandoning her but I don't know what to do"
"My dad fell and suddenly his care needs have changed, I don't know how to meet his immediate needs and anticipate the future. ESPECIALLY NOW DURING COVID"
"How do I begin the process of finding an assisted living facility, ESPECIALLY NOW DURING COVID?"
"I'm leaving the hospital and I don't know who can be home with me as I recover, ESPECIALLY NOW DURING COVID"
"My parents need help and I don't know how to juggle their needs with my own"
"I don't know if I have any choices in my medical care"
We're In This Together
We will work together to find resources, options and new ways of seeing the path forward - moving you from struggles to strategies.
Whether you are blessed with the "normal" challenges of aging or your situation is more complicated by illness and/or cognitive impairment, creating a plan that will help you navigate through the sea of choices can alleviate some of the worries and stress.
Learn More About My Personalized Approach....
Call, text or email to set up a free, no-obligation consultation.
We'll find out if this service is a good fit for you.
And if you decide to continue, the time is charged hourly, with no minimum amount.
Serving Ann Arbor, MI and surrounding areas in-person,
and Anywhere, USA virutally