Patient and Nurse
 

SENIORS

Whether you are caring for someone in your own home, in their home, or in a residence,

my insight helps you reflect on how you are meeting needs and providing support.

 
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Family Members

Children, spouses, nieces and nephews, siblings, and caregivers are included in the category of family members. If you hold any other title or role within a family unit or household, you also fit into this category.

 

I work directly with you to understand your priorities and to determine your needs for supporting the family member in your care. 

Together, we reflect on your goals for your loved one, and for your family and find real-life strategies for providing the most effective care possible.

I always strive to respect personal limitations, values and beliefs, and understand and acknowledge who you and your loved ones are.

Clinicians and Professionals

Orderlies, Special Care Counsellors, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists, and Physiotherapists are included in the category of clinicians and professionals. If you work under another title or role, and you work independently or in a clinical context as opposed to on a team, you also fit into this category of services. If you work under one of these titles, however you work as a part of a team, consult the corresponding team environment below.

You, the professionals, are of course the experts in your field, however you may experience difficulties in relation to understanding autistic thinking, communicating with non functionally speaking or non speaking individuals, and challenging behaviour. Perhaps you are meeting challenges in applying your methods within your current environment and reality or meeting success and providing belonging for the individual(s) being supported.

 

I work directly with you to understand your methods and your priorities for the service you offer. 

Together, we determine where you are meeting success and where you are meeting challenges in adapting and applying your professional skills, and find real-life strategies that will enhance your existing supports and services.

I also help you reflect on your approach, methods, perspective and goals, and help you consider if they are meeting the needs of your client as effectively as possible.

 
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Recreation
Day programs

Certain activity environments may be challenging for elderly with neurocognitive disorders, loss of autonomy, or other conditions or diagnoses. It may be difficult to determine personal desires and interests, and ensure active participation that provides a pleasurable experience for everyone involved.

From my years working in various environments, I recognize that a neutral party can be beneficial when trying to problem solve situations and overcome barriers.

 

I work directly with the intervention team to:

  • understand the reality of the day to day routine

  • find creative solutions that are realistic and applicable in meeting the combined needs of individuals as well as the team

  • provide specific information and realistic tools and techniques for integrating and communicating effectively with elderly with various diagnoses and corresponding needs,

  • provide more effective existing services while meeting fewer challenges,

all within the available material and human resources.

 

Private Senior's Residences (RPA)
Intermediate and Family Resources (RI and RTF)
Long term care (CHSLD)

Living with a group of people can be challenging for elderly with neurocognitive disorders, loss of autonomy, or other conditions or diagnoses. Staff may struggle with providing attention and combining individualized and group support. Ensuring sustained independence, providing adequate care, considering personal preferences and dignity, as well as balancing unique wants and needs, may also be a challenge.

From my years working in various environments including group homes, I recognize that a neutral party can be beneficial when trying to preventatively avoid difficult situations, problem solve issues that arise and overcome barriers, while always ensuring to maintain human dignity and connection.

I work directly with the intervention team to understand their reality, as a means to:

  • find creative solutions that are realistic and applicable in meeting the combined needs of individuals as well as the team

  • provide specific information and realistic tools and techniques for integrating and communicating effectively with elderly with various diagnoses and corresponding needs,

  • provide more effective existing services while meeting fewer challenges,

all within the available material and human resources.

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