What is a family meeting? Do I need this?
- A meeting
- A consultation
- Explore what the client’s needs are
- A time to “put the cards on the table” – someone close to you needs help
- A place to start – learning what the person will accept and how much it will cost
The family meeting gives you a starting point by talking to an Aging Life Care™ Manager who is an expert in these matters. Family meetings can take place at the Elder Options office with client/family participating or in the client’s home. Free teleconferencing is available for family members who want to participate but live out of the area.
Having a Care Manager facilitate the discussion helps to clarify the objectives, identify resources in place, allow all participants to have a voice and begin to design a personalized plan that addresses the concerns of both the client and their family.
Beginning with a family meeting before big decisions are made will save time, money and help make the right decision for all concerned.