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.
THE GUIDANCE YOU NEED
For WA State Residents
Family caregivers and aging individuals appreciate a safe environment to process, reflect and grow on a deeper level. Our Licensed Mental Health Counselors and Geriatric Mental Health Specialists are known for creating a supportive space for this intimate work.
Life on Repeat: A Dementia Caregiver Podcast
You are not alone. Tune into our podcast to hear expert advice, receive support and gain knowledge while on your journey as a caregiver. Laura Vaillancourt is the host of this podcast created for those caring for someone with dementia. Join her to receive guidance, support and a wonderful sense of connection.
Guidance and Planning
Let me guide you through the maze of uncertainty as you navigate challenging situations. We will make the shift towards creative strategies and optimal outcomes. It can be a life-line to have a consultant that has years of experience and creative ideas to help you through these times.
Your Guide Through the Journey
We are here to guide you through every step of the journey. We are your eyes and ears and have your loved ones best interest at heart. Our Care Managers have extensive experience providing knowledgeable, compassionate care and are skilled at advocating and coordinating a variety of care needs.
"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness."
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.
the magic that occurs,
when you give a person,
just enough comfort,
to be themselves."