Understanding health care and the available options is becoming more complex with advanced medical technologies and pharmaceuticals. How we decide to use these advances will vary by our age, our values and goals and our overall health picture. The decisions that we would make at 20 years old are likely to look different at 50 and again at 85. There are no ‘right or wrong answers’ but personal decisions that fit with what is important to you and support your goals for quality of life.
With our mobile society families often do not live in the same location as parents or other family members. As professional Nurses we can assist, or represent, your family in getting the information you may need by communicating with health care professionals and deciphering the medical terminology. Once you have the critical and comprehensive information we can work with your family to look at what your options are for;
- Health care and decision making
- Housing; Aging in Place and the alternatives
- Resources and Community supports and services
- Funding for care
- Legal Documents and discussions
We can work with your loved one here in the Calgary area directly and communicate with your family to ensure everyone receives up to date information and is involved with the care planning. We provide in person consultation to where-ever your loved one is; home, facility care, or even during hospitalizations.
We are told by our clients and their family that they gain great confidence from a new found understanding of not only their loved ones health but the guidance and knowledge about the full range of options for care. We offer information about the public and private systems and discuss both current and future needs to make planning more effective and to minimize the need for change. We are able to neutralize potential family conflict and move families collaboratively forward based on their loved ones wishes or best interests.