Care Partner Support
Rooted in Community
As someone who once held this role, I know the first sting and subsequent numbness that your job may cause. You should never be left alone, without an advocate or a listening ear. We deserve places where we can talk about our role, what we need, what we desire, and what causes the greatest amount of stress and anxiety about our job, without the uncertainty of approaching HR, our manager, or others in our community. I seek to provide you with the tools you need to live fully alive as you serve those in your care.
Professional care partners working for a community or organization deserve support, community, and 3-dimensional life to live fully alive. You deserve someone to accompany you both during your time as a care partner and after that role has ended.
Professional Care Partner Support Groups
Gathering with your professional care partners (regardless of role in your organization) to create community, and communicate stresses, sadness, loss, and successes. – Will use the traditional support group model or a tailored version to best support your team.
Walking with students, emerging professionals, and new professionals in dementia care to guide this first chapter in the professional journey.
Weekly or Monthly format offered.
Select the format that best fits your organization or community.
In-Person – Preferred
Meeting you at your community or organization to provide services. – No Travel Charge if in Rhode Island or the greater Boston Area.
Through a secured Zoom platform – which I will host – we can gather. Recordings of each meeting will be provided upon request.
Group or Individual
I work with a single professional or your entire team. For mentorship calls, if your team is larger than 5, I may require breaking the team into smaller subgroups.
Don’t Silo Your Teams
Don’t silo the teams and departments within your organization. Allow for engagement to encompass the entire staff volunteers and even the families of the residents.
Look For Skills over Masters
When you hire an Actives Director look not at the highest degree or number of certifications, instead, look at both the formal and informal education they have received (this includes being a family care partner) and ask beautiful questions about what each person can offer the community and their dreams for their place in the role.
Everything is Communication
Just as we say that all behavior is a form of communication when working with someone with dementia, so is true for your staff and co-workers.
Find time during each shift to go outside – even if it is raining or snowing. Even if it is for 5 breaths, it can do wonders to help you navigate the challenges of providing care.