How our services can work for you
At Agingparents.com, we are your resource for getting all questions answered, no matter how basic or complex, reguarding your situation with aging loved ones. Because of our extensive backgrounds in nursing, law, and psychology, we can help YOU to solve your problems, reduce your stress, and create more harmony within your family.
Our four-hour consultation package can be used in a variety of ways, depending on your situation. Working together, we (Carolyn Rosenblatt and Dr. Mikol Davis) will listen to you, make specific recommendations, and create a path to a satisfying solution.
Some Examples of How We Can Help You Deal With Your Aging Parents:
Work with you to form an action plan, provide coaching on implementation, and evaluate how it is working. Our thoughtful analyzsis and experience means immediate results.
Interview family members involved in a conflict and conduct a family meeting or mediation to resolve disagreements. Mediations are best conducted in person, but we can also do these by phone or via Skype.
Review any legal documents like trusts, powers of attorney and healthcare directives and help you understand them. We lead discussions with elderly parents and everyone involved in issues surrounding legal documents. If you are the agent, we will coach you on how to make the transition and effectively do the job to which you have been appointed.
Conduct psychological assessments to evaluate problems such as dangerous elderly driving, dementia and reduced capacity for making financial decisions. Based on the information obtained from the results, we can offer suggestions and guidance on how to proceed.
Visit your aging loved one at home or in a care facility to facilitate the signing of a power of attorney or healthcare directive when there are no documents in place. During this time we can also evaluate the elder for the capacity to sign such documents and provide documentation and/or testing of the elder if needed.
Facilitate a family meeting to discuss where to best care for an elder or plan for end of life. This helps clarify the elder's values and beliefs and support the agent appointed in how to be an effective advocate for the elder.
Help you learn better communication tools when dealing with difficult family members who have become hostile or come to a standstill. Provide scripts and suggestions to help you with your siblings and your aging parents.
Suggest how to word communication by email, letter or telephone with physicians, lawyers, caregivers, care managers, and other family members. We can write out sample communications for you if you are stuck and don't quite know what to say.
We Are Experienced Mediators
We are experienced mediators and offer family mediation to our clients to help reduce conflict and resolve disputes as part of our consultation package. We can conduct family meetings in person, by phone or Skype. We have effectively used Skype video to bring out of state relatives together to work on problem solving and conflict resolution around dealing with aging parents.
Our Consultation Package
We offer a minimum four-hour consultation package for purchase. Our extensive experience has taught us that anything less than four hours does not adequately serve our clients. Many problems are complex and involve a mix of health, legal and psychological issues. One example of how a consultation package could be used is on the problem of an elder in the early stages of dementia whose adult children are in a dispute about the type of care Mom needs. There is disagreement about who will be paying for her care and who be making the decisions. In this case we would meet with the elder and the adult children, assess Mom's dementia status, review the legal documents and plans she has in place and help the family formulate a strategy going forward.
Some clients need ongoing help over a few months, so they renew their four-hour package. The number of renewals is unlimited. The consulting package is $1,800.00 and is paid by credit card or check in advance. We provide a log of how our time is spent to our clients via email.
For Families that need an alternative package of services, we offer a two-hour consultation with Carolyn Rosenbatt and Dr Mikol Davis for $800. Click HERE to start the process of getting the help and solutions you need quickly.
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