and her team
Eldercare Consulting, Counseling and Care Management
Guiding families towards hope and positive outcomes
You just want to do the right thing...
We believe you deserve to be informed and supported. Caring for a loved one can feel at times like you are chasing one crisis after another without a road map and no end in sight.
The emotional toll it can take on your health, relationships, and quality of life is substantial. You just want to do the right thing and make the right decisions, but are at a loss on where to begin.
It is our honor to help guide you through this time. As you will see, this work truly feeds our spirit, let us support yours.
"Laura Vaillancourt is a gift in our community. She has been there for many of my clients, whether I referred them to her for confidential counseling or whether I needed guidance myself with regard to the best ways to advocate for older clients and their families through my own practice as a Guardian. We share a mutual interest in older client advocacy and support, and it is a pleasure to lend occasional mutual support to each other. I am proud to call Laura a professional colleague, a personal confident, and, oftentimes, a creative co-problem solver".
Melanie R., Certified Public Guardian
The Answers You Need
WHAT EXACTLY IS A "CARE MANAGER"?
Care Managers are valuable guides, here to hold your hand through the complicated maze of caring for a loved one.
Care Managers act as advocates, coordinators of care, and your eyes and ears. We are experts in knowing local resources, facilities and healthcare options.
Some need guidance in choosing a long term care setting, some need an advocate for their loved one when they are not available, and others appreciate having an 'eldercare expert' in their pocket.
Whatever your needs, we've got your back!
WHAT IF I NEED JUST A COUPLE QUESTIONS ANSWERED?
We encourage you call or schedule. We are happy to help as little or as much as needed.
Often people just need pointed in the right direction, a trusted referral or resource, or they may need a non-biased professional to explain the pros and cons of certain decisions.
Our goal is that you leave educated and confident in your next steps, and feel supported knowing you can reach out anytime.
DO YOU SEE PEOPLE WHO LIVE OUTSIDE YOUR LOCAL AREA?
We have found that having phone or video conferencing sessions is an especially effective way for families to get the support and guidance they need from their home.
Often, families live apart from each other and this is a great way to come together to create a plan.
Many appreciate accessing Laura Vaillancourt and her expertise from across the country, as the themes of navigating eldercare challenges know no physical boundaries.
FEATURED INTERVIEWS AND PRESENTATIONS:
A Place to Give Back to Yourself
This retreat is a space set with the intention of replenishing, rejuvenating and remembering who you are. We have consciously prepared every detail with a respectful balance between seclusion and community, guidance and reflection.