Caring for aging parents can be incredibly rewarding as well as challenging and often isolating.
Learn practical steps you can take to make communication easier, be prepared for the unknown, navigate systems that are already in place, and discover those that you can put in place as a family unit. During this session, you will learn ways to tackle tough conversation, how to better communicate and hear each others' needs, and get ahead of potential conflicts. You will also better understand what professionals can bring to the table and what advocating the family needs to be prepared to take on, what technologies can help with, and what emergencies you should be planning for before they happen.
A book signing follows the event.
92nd Street Y (between 91st & 92nd street) 1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128. Email 212.415.5500
Fern Pessin presentation, panel of experts for Q&A session, followed by book signing, Program for caregivers, providers, and community at Westport Library in Westport, CT. Details to come.
Fern will talk with Greg Barg on NPR affiliate WGTD, Racine, Wisconsin, on FM 91.1 and wgtd.org on Monday, December 16th at 10am Eastern time
TO REQUEST FERN PESSIN FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES, APPEARANCES, BOOK SIGNINGS, WORKSHOPS OR PRESENTATIONS, PLEASE CALL 561.757.8237.
Written materials for your caregiver reference and inspiration library
A Guidebook for Adults Caring for Parents
Avoid stress and reduce overwhelm! A daughter's advice to fellow caregivers. IBRT includes strategies for: Communication with family on difficult topics, Financial and Legal readiness, Staying at Home and/or moving to supportive community, Assessment for stages of wellness and how to prepare for each stage. Planning, scheduling and preparing for every stage of aging to keep things organized, efficient, and affordable. See fernonamazon.com for book/Kindle.
A Guide for Communicating about Awkward Topics around Aging
- No more driving
- Moving to a new, supportive, residence
- Bringing aides/providers into the home
- Sharing financial information
- Sharing health information
- Creating legal and financial documents
- Where are all your policies, documents, and plans located?
SENT BY PDF UPON ORDER
A Guidebook for Seniors to Inform loved ones about their wishes
- Talk to your kids about money
- Share information about health
- Share your pre-paid/arranged plans
- Share your wishes for care during illness or end of life
AVAILABLE Early 2020
Speak to an experienced caregiver for on-going or individual sessions - to ask questions, get guidance, vent!
A free 30 minute in-person, video or phone consultation with Fern Pessin where you can ask for advice, share a story, vent frustration, etc. Fern will do her best to provide support or recommend resources to resolve your challenge.
Your monthly fee includes a once a week fifteen minute phone or FaceTime session with your own personal caregiver mentor for the entire month.
Your monthly fee includes a once a week thirty minute phone or FaceTime session with your own personal caregiver mentor for the entire month.
You are Not Alone! We are here for you.
New Apps for your smartphone and computer to help keep life moving along smoothly and improve caregiving efficiency.
We will be featuring tools and gadgets that make life easier, keep a home safe, and provide security.
Listing of various groups, organizations and businesses that offer great resources to help with caregiving issues.
Books we found that motivate, de-stress, provide information, great stories, and more. We just LOVE books.
Stories we've seen in the media that made us think, act, react, and keep us in the know.
Space for you to ask questions and get answers from the caregiving community.