Sorting Out Aging Parent’s Situations and Issues: Start With A Graphic Overview of “All The Moving Parts”

In our work with older adults and their families, we find that a graphic overview (aka mind map)of the “moving parts” of their situation or issue helps everyone better understand its context as well as possible steps that could be taken to improve the outcome.  

It this regard, it serves as both a ready-made road map for mobilizing buy in from other family members and as a consensus builder for the next steps of the action plan. 

The example above is a hypothetical client who is an 85 year old widow whose living situation, finances and health are all drifting out of control…

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