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How to keep your loved one safe

September 17, 2021

“How do I keep my loved one safe?” This is a question in the minds of many caregivers, and it is likely on your mind too. So when this question popped up in my email last week from Joanne, I thought it would be helpful to answer this question for you in a short video. Unfortunately, you likely can’t be there for your loved one forever! I know that this would be a great option, but it isn’t an option. Plus, you likely spend a good deal of time worrying about your loved one right now. 

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could worry a little less now and be confident that your loved one will be okay over the long term? 

In this short video, I give you three (3) essential steps you can take to create more safety for your loved one. Click the video below to learn more.

Leave me a comment below! What did you find helpful in this video?

  • Great advice and we have started the process with our 17 year old – got an attorney, doing wills and trusts and such.
    We won’t have family able to “assist” her in that way – maybe check in on her via call / text / visit. The issue I have is that you can’t get on housing lists till she is 18. I too wish there was somewhere that gave us a list of all the “people / supports / housing, job help, roommates, group homes, etc. that we should try to find in our area for our loved ones.
    Any advice where to start? I’m sure there is information out there somewhere…

  • Thank you Éric for interesting information. Am working on a Plan for my 51 year-old Daughter. Difficult because few Family members & friends.

  • Excellent ideas! My son lives on his own with my and my husband’s support. However, working on a plan is a continuous process as things change around you, people move away and such. Asking for help in proper way is also work in progress.
    He thinks he needs to be independent and doesn’t need anyone’s help.

  • My adult son experienced early childhood trauma. He is now 36 & I am a senior. We have not been able to develop a plan, gt him to talk (he often goes into freeze mode with stranger) & to find solid supports for him. Now my health is failing & time is of the essence. Am I too late? What do I do, what resources can I use to get this ominous task started? HELP

    • This may be a stupid question, but is he in trauma therapy? Contact an estate attorney who can help with wills, trusts, etc. I would call your local SSI dept, get him on / assessed for money if possible; call local housing authority to help with housing; check for local job supports if possible. Mine is 17 and can’t drive, work and reliving her trauma from 2 years ago..Just my 2 cents..take care Hazel!

  • Hi Eric
    Good information. I am currently putting together a list of community people that will be a support team for my son 🙂

    • Could you share what the resources are? Not specifically but like – town housing authority, Adaptive bus rides (if there is free rides for disabled, disability offices, ssi etc. What other list in the community can you think of?
      Thank you!

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