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Lifecare Map for Caregivers:

Designed for loved ones caring for an individual with a disability, this service starts with Lifecare Mapping, a cutting-edge tool that takes your network of supports and maps it visually, so that we can see the strengths and weaknesses. Having a strong network of support is key to preventing caregiver burnout.  With the network map as a guide, we can brainstorm ways to balance responsibilities, discover areas for improvement, and encourage a sustainable support network for the future.  Imagine how much easier things can be if you have a plan and know how best to work together.


Lifecare Map for Co-Parents:

Designed for divorced or separated parents of children with disabilities, a Lifecare Map for Co-Parents starts with a Lifecare Map for Caregivers, but takes it a step further by addressing visitation, scheduling, and co-parenting issues.  Standard divorce co-parenting plans do not consider the unique challenges of parenting a child with a disability.  Work together as a team to build a plan that is consistent yet adaptable.

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Lifecare Strategies:

Having a sound lifecare map is a start but as we all know, things can change.  Sometimes we need to develop strategies for problems in real time, as they arise.  This is why we offer ongoing support for our clients.  Any time you need to check in, you can schedule a Lifecare Strategy Meeting.  Some clients meet with us just 1 or 2 times a year, others prefer to meet monthly or even weekly. You decide what works best for your family. 

Strategy Meetings:

  • Individual Strategy Meeting:  Feeling stuck?  Got caregiver burnout?  A strategy meeting is your opportunity to sort through options and brainstorm solutions to your unique challenges. Our goal is for you to leave feeling supported and less stressed.

  • Group Strategy Meeting:    When family members aren’t coordinating efforts well, it leaves everyone feeling overwhelmed. Invite everyone to a group strategy meeting to get organized and decide which steps to take next.  You will be surprised how productive just one meeting can be.  

  • Bereavement Strategy Meeting:  After a loved one has passed away, there is a lot that needs to be done.  In the midst of grief, these tasks can feel overwhelming.  We don’t always know how best to help one another.  This is when stress and conflict can grow.  But with a strategy meeting, we coordinate efforts and establish ways to support one another and keep those lines of communication open.

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