Elder Care Issues
“Navigating Life Transitions”


 "In youth we run into difficulties. In old age, difficulties run into us."
 Beverly Sills, Famous Opera Singer, b. 1929.

"It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily."
 Arnold Palmer, American Professional Golfer, b. 1929
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Plan Before the Crisis Strikes: The Family Dialogue

 

Life expectancy continues to increase. Prior to or early in retirement people make a financial plan to meet their future needs. What is often missing is the “non-financial” plan for the later stages of life. Older adults have growing needs for proper health care, assistance with activities of daily living, socialization, and planned recreation. Health and safety issues become prominent. Families are often unable to cope with the required care giving responsibilities. Adult siblings frequently disagree about the best way to care for an elderly parent. 
 
Dr. Grether, a Clinical Psychologist with a sub-specialty in Geriatrics, has indepth knowledge and extensive experience in resolving differences between and amoung family members and in working directly with older adults. He will coordinate and lead The Family Dialogue and use Mediation and Facilitation to achieve agreement.
 
Included in the Mediation and Facilitation is the resolution of issues involving:
 
 Safe Driving
 Living Arrangements
 Home Support Services
 Financial Management
 Medication Use/Misuse
 Alcohol & Drug Use/Misuse
 Assistive Devices: Purchase/Use/Training
 Advance Health Care Directive
 Durable Power of Attorney
 Diminished Mental Capacity and Functional Abilities
 End of Life Wishes
 Legacy
 
Address these critical issues and mediate family differences before a medical crisis forces decision-making during a time of severe stress and anticipatory loss. Achieve Resolution and Preserve Relationships

 

 



Dr. Grether's office in Carlsbad is conveniently located to San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties for in-person services. He also provides Nationwide VideoMediation (videoconferencing), and TeleMediation (telephone mediation) services.

 

Craig B. Grether, Ph.D.
2173 Salk Avenue, Suite 250
Carlsbad, California 92008
Phone: (760) 477-8585
Toll Free: (877) 654- JUST (5878)

Copyright © 2004 - by Craig B. Grether, Ph.D..
All rights are reserved.

Dr. Grether's office in Carlsbad is conveniently located to San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties for in-person services. He also provides Nationwide VideoMediation (videoconferencing), and TeleMediation (telephone mediation) services.

Craig B. Grether, Ph.D.
2173 Salk Avenue, Suite 250
Carlsbad, California 92008
Phone: (760) 477-8585
Toll Free: (877) 654- JUST (5878)

Copyright © 2004 - by Craig B. Grether, Ph.D..
All rights are reserved.