A caregiver is usually a family member, friend, or professional who is involved in the daily care of an individual with a developmental or acquired condition. They are often the vital piece of the puzzle that keeps each day moving along. Caregivers - especially family and friends - often involuntarily find themselves in this role given the nature of the condition in question. There may be little time to adapt and think through what is happening when an injury has occurred or a diagnosis is rapidly unfolding, but taking action without a solid foundation can impact both the caregiver and the individual in question in the long term. CSL provides separate one-to-one sessions where caregivers can receive guided education, training, and counseling on their role in caring for their loved one. Sessions can occur in conjunction with individual treatment or as a standalone service. Each session will address:
Thorough understanding of the diagnosis in question
Suspected prognosis based on medical history and response to current or past treatment
Partner training to support implementation of functional communicative or cognitive supports in the home and community setting
Management of caregiver wellness, social outreach, and community connections
We promote flexibility in starting and stopping caregiver services on an as needed basis. CSL works closely with therapy participants and caregivers to determine the most cost effective and time efficient course of care for optimal outcomes.
“When you are a caregiver, you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.” — Unknown