I thought I had it all under control. As the owner of both a speaking and a marketing business, as well as being a married mom of twins, I was confident I could juggle a lot without dropping too many balls. Then, my mom in Brooklyn had a series of falls. The last one led to a hospital stay and two months in rehab.
My sister and I knew our fiercely independent mother needed more help. Through heartache and tough decisions, we came up with a plan that — even to this day — often changes from week to week. Now 86, my mom remains at home with the assistance of a compassionate daytime aide.
At least once a quarter, I visit for several weeks at a time—coordinating doctor appointments and medicine, overseeing home maintenance projects, and making sure the bills are paid. Most importantly, I gain special time with my mom—enjoying neighborhood walks and competitive games of Rummikub.
I wish I had experienced this Seasons of Care program when we began this journey and am grateful for the opportunity to help make it easier for you.
In the two years we spent developing our expertise, many people generously and courageously shared what they learned caring for their loved ones. We share their advice and hope their wisdom will make your own season of caregiving a bit easier.
We created Seasons of Care: Caregiving for Elders in Your Family, a new workshop dedicated to helping caregivers and those who want to plan ahead. The workshop is free, open to the public, and we encourage you to bring family and friends.
Navigating Family Dynamics
Talking about death and dying is taboo in our society, so we avoid the conversation until the inevitable occurs. Our failure to plan often forces families to make life-or-death decisions about their loved one’s care, and sadly some options are no longer available.
Starting the Conversation
Caregiving is one of the most important issues our society isn’t talking about. We want to change that, and help you make your own season of care as meaningful and as joyful as possible.
We’re ready to connect with you!