A New York Times article reported that new doctors now spend an average of 8 minutes per patient.
Extended families are a thing of the past and adult children are more likely to live at a distance.
Chronic illness, disability and aging can stretch the limits of our family and community resources.
Faced with a health crisis or significant change in circumstances - where would you turn?
- When there is a change in circumstances. For example: the loss of a spouse or issues with housing, financial, medical or cognitive status.
- When families live at a distance and have a hard time engaging local services or are uncertain about the future.
- When families live close by yet need a partner they feel 100% comfortable with will do as good a job or better as they would advocating.
- When you are trying to decide what the best options are for an elderly relative, a person with disabilities, or for yourself.
- When your loved one has been hospitalized, has had a dramatic change in functioning, or is refusing care.
- When a care crisis triggers old conflicts and disagreements among family members.
- When Anxiety, Depression, Dementia or Alzheimer's disease creates barriers to care.
Charting the course...
We begin with a thorough and objective assessment of you and/or your loved one's needs wherever they call home. After I have shared my recommendations we then develop a comprehensive and manageable care plan and set short and long term goals.
Using extensive knowledge of the medical, psychological, cognitive, social, and spiritual challenges of illness, disability and aging - I can help ease the adjustment for all with an infusion of energy, support and new resources.
If you need additional eyes and ears, I can also monitor, adjust & advocate for our care plan goals - balancing individual needs, values, and preferences with what is realistic in the current environment.
Start the journey now - the best is yet to come.