Managing Crisis Situations: One Aging Life Care Professional’s™ Story
Managing crisis situations is something Aging Life Care Professionals do often, and something that they do very well. The entire skill set of an Aging Life Care Professional can be put to the test in answering just one phone call.
At the 2015 Aging Life Care Association™ Annual Conference, members shared examples of crisis situations that they were called in to manage. Here ALCA member Crystal LIttlejohn, MHSA, CMC, CSA of Peoria, Arizona tells of how she helped an adult daughter manage the care of a resistant mother with dementia. The daughter had no idea how much her father had hidden about her mother’s illness. When the daughter arrived in town after the unexpected death of her father, she found herself dealing with an overwhelming crisis.
Today, the mother and daughter enjoy a strong relationship thanks to the expertise of an Aging Life Care Professional.
Preventing the Crisis
Many crisis situations can be avoided or minimized. Are you…
- Caring for a loved one?
- Living at a distance from your aging parents?
- Planning for your own future care?
Connect with an Aging Life Care Professional™ today and work together to build a plan of care that leads you to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those you love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers through.
June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. For more information on Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, visit www.alz.org.
This blog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute, nor is it intended to be a substitute for, professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Information on this blog does not necessarily reflect official positions of the Aging Life Care Association™ and is provided “as is” without warranty. Always consult with a qualified professional with any particular questions you may have regarding your or a family member’s needs.