Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
Challenges in Family
Decision Making &
Communication
Keiro Caregiver Conference
Orange County Buddhist Church
May 21, 2011...
Family Decision Making
• Understanding family, past
and present.
• Changes undergone over
time.
• Current status of family...
Care giving in JA families
• Historically.
• Currently—parents providers
of child care.
• Sandwich generation.
• Parental ...
Family Decision Making
• Best time is when will writing
and living will are being
considered.
• Be aware of this as a proc...
Talking points

• Where parents want to live.
• Live by themselves for as
long as possible.
• Live with family member.
• L...
Financial considerations
• Long term care insurance.
• Medicare does not pay for
SNF care.
• When resources are
depleted, ...
When crisis occurs
• Death of spouse.
• Surviving parent has
accident or becomes ill.
• Family’s ability to deal with
this...
Professional help
• Social workers and other
professional counselors.
• Resistance to getting
outside help.
• Cultural sha...
Example of successful
intervention
• Case of Emiko

9
Communication
• Elements of good
communication.
• Difficult family communication
systems.
• How to cope with long
standing...
Example:
Case of Kiyo

11
Dynamics of “gaman”
• Recent events in Japan.
• Dark side of “gaman.”
• Awareness as tool to aid in
communication.

12
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Challenges in Family Decision Making

101

Published on

From Keiro's 2011 Caregiver Conference

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
101
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
6
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Transcript of "Challenges in Family Decision Making"

  1. 1. Challenges in Family Decision Making & Communication Keiro Caregiver Conference Orange County Buddhist Church May 21, 2011 Frances Chikahisa, MSW, LCSW Chicago, IL 1
  2. 2. Family Decision Making • Understanding family, past and present. • Changes undergone over time. • Current status of family. • Complications arising in process. 2
  3. 3. Care giving in JA families • Historically. • Currently—parents providers of child care. • Sandwich generation. • Parental inability to provide care. • Grandchildren as caregivers. 3
  4. 4. Family Decision Making • Best time is when will writing and living will are being considered. • Be aware of this as a process. • Consider POA for medical and financial at this time. 4
  5. 5. Talking points • Where parents want to live. • Live by themselves for as long as possible. • Live with family member. • Live with full time caregiver in home. • Live in a structured senior program. 5
  6. 6. Financial considerations • Long term care insurance. • Medicare does not pay for SNF care. • When resources are depleted, public aid is option. 6
  7. 7. When crisis occurs • Death of spouse. • Surviving parent has accident or becomes ill. • Family’s ability to deal with this becomes stressful. 7
  8. 8. Professional help • Social workers and other professional counselors. • Resistance to getting outside help. • Cultural shame interferes with obtaining help. 8
  9. 9. Example of successful intervention • Case of Emiko 9
  10. 10. Communication • Elements of good communication. • Difficult family communication systems. • How to cope with long standing family dysfunctions. 10
  11. 11. Example: Case of Kiyo 11
  12. 12. Dynamics of “gaman” • Recent events in Japan. • Dark side of “gaman.” • Awareness as tool to aid in communication. 12
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×