Unlike counseling or therapy, which focus inward on helping you deal with emotional stresses, care planning is designed to help you plan for the future and deal with the concrete, practical challenges that you might be facing as a result of changes in your life.
Some of the people who might benefit from care planning are:
- Adults or older adults with new or changing medical conditions who need to be connected to services that will help maximize independence.
- People with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia and their families, who need education on what to expect and how to cope with the behavioral aspects of the diagnosis.
- People caring for older adults, such as their parents, who need assistance in their caregiving but don't know what's available or where to turn for reliable information.
- Families of those who need care, who require help figuring out the roles and responsibilities that each family member can and should take on.
- Older adults nearing retirement age who want to ensure that along with all of the legal and financial plans they've put in place for a fulfilling retirement, they are prepared for the emotional and day-to-day changes that accompany such a momentous life event.
Whatever your situation, I will work with you and your family to develop a personalized roadmap for navigating the changes you are facing, including referrals to appropriate services.