Understanding Geriatric Counseling
Geriatric counselling is a type of counselling that focuses on the special needs of older persons. It can assist elders in dealing with the physical, mental, and social changes that accompany ageing.
Geriatric Counselors' Specialties
• Coping with a terminal disease or chronic condition • Coping with grief and loss
• Handling retirement transitions
• Adjusting to changes in physical capacities •
Navigating the obstacles of being a carer •
Coping with the death of a spouse or loved one
• Adjusting to living in a nursing home or long-term care institution
How Does It Work?
An evaluation is an initial stage in geriatric counseling. This includes a review of your medical and mental health histories, as well as your current position. The counselor will also inquire about your counseling objectives.
Counseling sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long and are held once a week. During these sessions, you will discuss your ageing concerns and how to effectively address them. You will also work with your counselor to set goals and develop a plan to attain them.
The number of counseling sessions required will vary based on the needs of the client. Some people may require only a few sessions, while others may require continual counseling for an extended period of time.
• Feel more connected and supported
• Discover new ways to interact with people
• Connect seniors with resources and experts
• Provide guidance for making future plans
• Improve communication with family and friends
• Cope with feelings of sadness, loneliness, or anger
• Deal with the stress of a chronic illness or disability
• Feel more prepared to deal with the changes that come with ageing