Variety of care options for aging loved one

Caregiver Series: Part 3

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – There are a number of options for older adults, ranging from staying in the home to moving to a facility. Alan Popp, President, Colony Care at Home, Grace Barone, Director of Community Relations at Orchard Valley in Wilbraham and Liz Kapitulik from  joined us to share resources and advice.

Care Options:

Caregiving How To’s

Understanding The Problem

As much as possible, the older person and the whole family need to be involved in problem-solving.

Emphasize the positive parts of caregiving

Four COPE problem-solving steps:

Creativity by looking for new ways to solve problems

Optimism by having positive expectations for achieving your goals

Planning by thinking about the steps you can take to reach your goals

Expert Information by asking for guidance from health professionals as well as people who have dealt with similar problems in the past.

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