In my experience counselling families entering their caregiving journey, I realized that families often needed information, advice and impartiality in discussing the five pillars of caregiving.

  1. Living Situation and Autonomy
  2. Medical Information and Organization
  3. Documents and Professionals
  4. Finances and Communication
  5. Mindset and Self-Care

I have checklists for these five pillars that you can access by clicking the box to the right. However, families and caregiver often need more information and/or someone to guide family discussions around the topics involved with caregiving. I provide a five hour consulting package that allows families start their caregiving journey off on the right foot. Stress often comes from not knowing the road ahead and not having companions to travel with us. The Caregiving Journey will provide you with both the knowledge and the company to travel this road with less frustration and stress. If you would like to discuss how I can help you and your family with these issues, please click below to schedule a 10 minute phone call to discuss how I may be of assistance to you.

The Number of Unpaid Caregivers in America:
That is one in every five Americans.

I was a family caregiver for nine years. My father lived with us and he had dementia. I repeated myself a lot. It was not easy, but my husband and I felt that it was important. Like a lot of you, I had my challenges – I worried that I don’t have enough time for myself and my job and my family while worrying that I didn’t give enough time to my father. I got frustrated and overwhelmed, but caregiving was a responsibility that I cherished. I’m a retired CPA and attorney who spent over 25 years practicing law. I believe that having knowledge and a plan when it comes to caregiving, can make the journey less overwhelming. I believe that having a community surrounding you – whether physical or virtual – can make the journey less discouraging. I believe that having a knowledgeable coach by your side can make the journey an opportunity for growth. I also believe that we as a nation need to have a deeper and more involved conversation around caregivers and our devotion to the loved ones who need us so much. It is my goal to assist caregivers with overwhelm, provide caregivers with community, guide caregivers to self-discovery and promote the National conversation around family caregiving.