Make Interventions Doable
In my You Tube GCM series GCM client Mrs. Sterling has a daughter Jane who was taking on all the care. She had the dutiful daughter syndrome
The GCM Miss Full Charge creates a care plan with doable interventions for Jane the dutiful daughter. First she suggestsan intervention of just reading a book, Dutiful Daughters Caring for our Parents As They Age. which Jane says is very doable between her job, her teenage daughters and care of her mother. She does love reading at night alone.
Ms Full Charge the GCM also creates an intervention that Jane go to a support group for family members caring for their aging parents. once a month. Jane says this commitment is doable in her busy schedule.
Getting her mother’s and Jane’s nails done once a month together is another intervention Ms. GCM creates. Jane says this is really doable. This gives her “mother and daughter time” instead of caregiver time and she is doing something she must take care of for herself anyway. Plus this self-care—-which Jane really needs.
Also, someone has to carry out the intervention or you risk that it will not be done. Who will carry it out? Ms. Full Charge’s interventions specify that that Jane will buy the book, attend the local support group, Ms. GCM has located in the continuum of care and will go to the nail salon of her choice.
But before Ms. Fill Charge recommend this, she checks with the Jane and Gertrude, the elderly mother ,(about the nails) to confirm they will do this.Gertrude thrilled to do this with Jane.. So, remember to create a solution based on facts. This makes the solution doable.