WE BELIEVE CAREGIVING IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TOPIC WE AREN’T DISCUSSING IN OUR SOCIETY.

So after two years of research and testing, we’re pleased to invite you, your family members and friends to discover how a topic laden with fear and dread can become a far more positive, loving time in our lives.

Seasons of Care Workshop

Caregiving for Elderly/Senior Members of Your Family

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ALL TOO OFTEN, IT HAPPENS SUDDENLY

A parent, spouse (or you) fall or get sick. What might seem like a routine hospital visit turns into something far more severe – a diagnosis that could require specialized care, a move from the family home, caregiving by professionals or family – and a great deal of stress for all involved. And our society is SORELY UNPREPARED to deal with this problem thanks to a “perfect storm” of trends:

  • THE AGING OF AMERICA – 10,000 baby boomers retire every day!

  • THE PROJECTED GROWTH OF ALZHEIMERS and other forms of dementia (complicating caregiving)

  • SKYROCKETING FINANCIAL AND MEDICAL COSTS (often extraordinary and complex), that can shock families in any financial bracket

  • EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL, MENTAL, RELATIONSHIP & FINANCIAL DAMAGE that the caregiver and family typically suffer

  • THE LACK OF PLANNING that can make an enormous difference in this season of life. In our society, talking about death and dying is taboo. So we avoid the inevitable until a crisis hits. But our failure to plan can have serious consequences: families are often forced to make life-or-death decisions about what their elderly/senior loved ones would have wanted only to find that some desired options are no longer available.

IS THERE A BETTER WAY TO HANDLE IT ALL?

YES! This caregiving workshop may be the first of its kind to address caregiving through a multi-faceted framework that focuses on the financial, relational, personal, AND logistical challenges caregivers face.

Visit our office:

7400 East McCormick Parkway, Suite A-100, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Presented by

Thomas Shultz

Founder - Managing Partner

  • Caring for an elderly parent can permanently impair your family’s finances, but it doesn’t have to.

  • Caregiver challenges can damage family relationships OR strengthen family ties for generations.

  • Caregiving can be a time of high stress, fear, and regret. Or it can be a time of love, compassion, and respect, a time which loved ones feel valued when families come together and say goodbye in the best possible way.

  • Caregiving can be an arduous time with no happy ending. Or it can be a special time filled with gifts for your loved one, the caregiver, and your family.

SOUND TOO ASPIRATIONAL?

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Well, in this caregiving workshop, we’ll tackle the FIRST STEPS to help you see new possibilities for caregivers and families. This discussion can catalyze you and your family to begin talking about these issues NOW – before some event thrusts you into crisis mode with little preparation, experience, or guidance. Since this workshop is interactive, we also hope you’ll meet others who are sharing similar experiences and could become part of your caregiver support network.

 

NEED HELP NOW? WE’LL ALSO PROVIDE SPECIFIC ACTION ITEMS AND CAREGIVER RESOURCES YOU CAN USE RIGHT AWAY.

Every participant will receive a “caregiver toolkit” full of resources, to-do lists, priorities, tips, and other materials that can help you navigate those “WHAT DO I DO RIGHT NOW?” questions. We’ve spent two years (so far) curating the information in this caregiver toolkit, and we’re confident that you’ll find valuable information and ideas among those pages.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO INVITE YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS, SINCE THIS TOPIC TOUCHES EVERYONE AND PLANNING IS SO CRUCIAL.

We’ve listed the workshop topics and audiences who may be most interested in the sections below.

TOPICS DISCUSSED

INTENDED AUDIENCES

  • Review caregiver challenges, formal research and the topics that research doesn't cover (and we will).

  • Reframing caregiving: An exercise to help us shift our thinking from "a story with no happy ending" to one that can be more positive for families.

This workshop is designed for ALL OF US:

  • Individuals/families who are caregivers today or foresee it shortly and need immediate support.

  • Families who are fine but will need to do this in the future.

  • Family caregiver case study, discussion, and brainstorming.

  • Families who foresee this happening (and it will) and want to be prepared and understand what their senior loved ones do and don't want.

  • Change, stress, and avoidance in families.

  • Family roles: A dive into the family structure, the roles they play, the ramifications and your role (one you can change once you know what it is!)

  • Individuals/couples who would like to plan for their care situation and let their families know what they truly want because that's one of the significant dangers - the regret that comes when it's all over.

  • Family rules - often unspoken impediments that go awry and damage relationships (even health) of family members during this time.

  • Anyone with financial and fiduciary questions about what the family can afford so they can plan accordingly

  • Continuing the support: Schedule a free 1-on-1 discussion to help you sort out your immediate challenges.

  • Continuing the support: Review the materials in the "caregiver toolkit."