Personalized & Professional Care Step by Step

Caring Steps

Seeing 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.

About Cheyenne McCarter, LICSW

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Caring Steps is the private practice of Cheyenne G. McCarter, LICSW, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.

Care Management

Care Management may include one, or some combination, of the following:

  • Assistance in identifying resources that will allow the individual to live with an optimal combination of safety, independence, and richness of experience.
  • Assistance in obtaining home health care or other in-home assistance including, but not limited to, nursing and rehab services.
  • Communication and coordination of services with health insurance companies.
  • Coordination and monitoring of care for clients whose families live at a distance.
  • Oversight, monitoring, and evaluation of needs, and the quality of care received for clients residing in skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, assisted living, and group homes; medical record review and coordination of care with physicians, facility staff, and identified concerned others.
Caring Steps
Caring Steps

Psychosocial Services

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.

  • Help in managing symptoms associated with loss, depression, anxiety, and cognitive impairment. These symptoms may include insomnia, disorganization, and persistent rumination about worries.
  • Help in balancing safety issues with the need to maintain a high quality of life. Assistance both in assessing safety issues and in helping people adjust to changes needed in order to maintain safety.
  • Facilitate communication among family members and concerned others.

Complimentary Services

Instruction is available in the complementary medicine techniques of yoga and meditation.