In her professional world, Andrea has seen her share of conversations between seniors, service providers, and family caregivers. In particular, when caring for an older adult, she sees how difficult it can be for others to really know what would bring that person joy and satisfaction.
Getting to the bottom of what is important to an individual's feeling of independence, happiness, and well-being is often obscured by how we go about those conversations. Where family caregivers may lack training, even professional service providers frequently enter into a dialogue that makes a senior feel embarrassed, disempowered ..or even worse, uninvolved in their own care.
Building on her years of nonprofit experience with seniors and their family caregivers, her own experience being cared for, and her understanding of what it means to be vital at any age - Andrea developed THE CARDS I'VE BEEN DEALT™.
THE CARDS I'VE BEEN DEALT™ uses a simple card game to gently shape the dialogue between families, care networks - and the individuals they support - to uncover what is truly important to the person. The Cards prompt players to express their wishes and goals in a way that invites conversation among all parties.
The goal is to use the three sets of cards to create a Life Plan that uncovers a path to joy and satisfaction in everyday living.
Join Andrea and Dorian to learn more about this innovative process that is being used in case management, in hospice care, and with adult children caring for an aging parent.
About Andrea Gallagher:
Andrea Gallagher, CSA®, is a for-profit and nonprofit corporate leader and change agent. Applying her twenty-five years of executive leadership and transformation experience, Andrea is innovating the senior and caregiver services world today.
Ten years ago, Andrea and her husband Peter "adopted" elderly neighbors and acted as caregivers for the couple as well as financial, legal, and medical powers of attorney. After their passing, Andrea became attracted to the idea that life planning could make inevitable life transitions much easier for individuals and their families. Since then, Andrea has dedicated her professional life to understanding the best practices to assist others in a positive aging experience.
Andrea is a Certified Senior Advisor®, Past President of the Life Planning Network, President of Senior Concerns, Life Transitions Chair, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Annual International Positive Aging Conferences, and editor and co-author of LIVE SMART AFTER 50! The Experts' Guide to Life Planning for Uncertain Times, creator of THE CARDS I'VE BEEN DEALT™, and seminar and workshop leader under RethinkingYourFuture™.
Get in touch with Andrea Gallagher:
Buy Andrea's Book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/livesmart
Visit Andrea's Websites: https://www.thecardsivebeendealt.com/ and https://rethinkingyourfuture.com/
Download Andrea's Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/gallagherhandout
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