Coaching

Family Coaching Services

Are you wondering what steps to take toward caring for your elderly relative?  Are family dynamics complicating the caregiving situation? Do you have a challenging situation at the nursing home?

Dr. El is available for individual coaching/consultation on a wide variety of topics for the reasonable fee of $125 for a half hour telephone consultation.

Email Dr. El via the Contact page to schedule your appointment.

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Frequently asked questions:

  • My dad’s health is failing and my mom can’t take care of him anymore, but she doesn’t want him to go into a nursing home. What can I do?
  • We’re having trouble at the nursing home. How can we handle this?
  • Our children are pressuring us to move/downsize/hire home care, but we’re doing just fine. How can we make them understand?
  • My brother/sister doesn’t want to admit that mom and dad need assistance at home and all the decisions are falling on me. How can I make him/her help?

What family members are saying:

“Dr. El offered compassionate, knowing, and tender advice. It was as though she was a sister, friend, psychologist, and nurse wrapped into one nice package helping me and my siblings to navigate these difficult waters of aging parents.”
– Jan, New Orleans

“I felt very comforted by your words in asking the questions about assessing the situation in a person. I was able to take a look at the big picture and the levels of dementia. Your questions of being safe, agitated, frightened, the mood swings and medications has really helped me to understand all the different levels about mother as well as myself. As you stated, it’s not just what the person with the dementia, mother, is experiencing but what the caregiver, me, is going through as well. As it stands now mother is happy and I am coping with everything very well. I can’t thank you enough for all your words and assistance with this situation.”
– Stephen G, New Orleans