What’s Your Plan?
No one wakes up and says, “I think today I will take care of someone.” Most family caregivers are thrust into the role without any notice or training and it’s usually when a close family member suddenly becomes ill or has an accident. We don’t plan or train for caregiving, which results in most of us entering uncharted caregiver territory with a “What the heck do I do now?” feeling. Where’s the instruction manual?!
I became a caregiver for my father in a year when my youngest was born, my then husband became my ex, and I was working full time. Luckily for me, health care is my career. As most family members who have some health care experience know, that made me the one in charge. After my father passed away my mother became my responsibility for many more years to come. Even with my extensive career in health care administration and home health care, I still had things to learn about being a sandwich generation caregiver.
Every situation is different. There are family dynamics including economics, logistics, and familial relationships that affect all aspects of each situation and make each solution unique.
It’s easy to become overwhelmed as a new caregiver. We are here to help you make sense of all things caregiving. The first step I’d like you to take is to just breathe! The next step is to begin the process of developing your care strategy with Caregiver Plan.
Caregiver Plan will guide you along your caregiver journey through a unique system of Planning, Development, and Customization. Alongside your plan you will receive monthly programming and activity ideas including Fine Arts, Nutrition, Family History, and Movement. You’ll also be invited to join our “Cuss and Discuss” group, where you can vent, gain solutions, and meet up with other like-minded individuals.
Here’s what Caregiver plan includes:
Your Unique Plan
Our twelve step care plan provides vital information and guides you through creating a custom built comprehensive plan of care for your loved one. It includes worksheets for the following categories:
- Emergency Snap-Shot
- Activities of Daily Living
- Home Safety
- Support System
- Social Media
- Activity Ideas
- Exit Plan
Monthly activities, content and resources in the fields of:
Monthly menu ideas
Enlivening your journey through music and art
Exclusive support community
A virtual community; a place where family and professional caregivers can come together and share about their experiences (the good, the bad, and the ugly). This includes a private Facebook group, our signature “Cuss and Discuss” meetings, and disease management programming & resources.