Caring Steps optimizes the process of identifying, accepting and responding to the changing needs of the elderly and/or disabled, both for the individuals, and for those who care about them.
Seeing these changing needs with clear eyes can be difficult if we ourselves are the one who is changing, or if there is a reversal of roles, so that we find ourselves called to take care of someone who, not so long ago, took care of us. Concerns about safety and concerns about quality of life can sometimes seem at odds with each other, and the optimal balance between the two is often a moving target. Even reasonable and loving people can disagree while they struggle to identify needs, implement plans, and communicate information. Additionally, identifying and accessing appropriate resources and services can become complex and difficult. An experienced professional who is dedicated solely to helping you identify and achieve your goals at each step of the way can make all the difference when it comes to maximizing an individuals quality of life.
Care Management may include one, or some combination, of the following:
These services include assistance with assessing, monitoring and meeting social and psychological needs. Some of the lifestyle changes associated with the advancement of mature aging and/or chronic illness can be difficult to adjust to for any number of reasons. Unpredictable periods of heightened uncertainty can become wearing and discouraging. This can be true for caregivers as well as for those giving care. Careful attention to an individual’s psychological and social strengths and needs can significantly add to their quality of life.
Psychotherapy and Consultation :
In Person, virtual, and/or home visits for psychotherapy and/or consultations are available upon request
Cheyenne McCarter, LICSW
Cheyenne began her study of yoga and meditation over 25 years ago. Early in her career as a clinical social worker she pursued training in hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Her interest in helping war veterans lead her to also receive training in the treatment of trauma survivors. Instruction is available in the complementary medicine techniques of yoga and meditation.
Meditation can be helpful in managing a variety of symptoms including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, and chronic pain. Self-knowledge can be enriched, new perspectives learned, and greater peace of mind can be attained.
This practice can enhance flexibility and mobility, reduce pain and increase one’s sense of over-all vitality and well being.