Who Decides What and Other Touchy Caregiving Topics

In celebration on Family Caregiver Week in British Columbia, May 7-13, we will be hosting a webinar surrounding the topic of difficult caregiver topics. It can be tough to discuss certain caregiving topics with your care recipient. This is why we will be providing you with communication strategies on how to discuss those important issues with your loved ones.

This learning event will cover the following topics:

  • Helping seniors guide their own lives while supporting their safety and wellness;
  • Legal aids that can help you resolve your caregiving issues;
  • When to seek external help from health care professionals;
  • Communication skills for touchy caregiving topics.

We have partnered up with Mediate BC to present this learning event to you. Mediate BC is committed to providing people with practical, accessible, and affordable choices to prevent, manage and resolve disputes. Mediators on its roster mediate a variety of family-related matters, including financial support and property matters connected to responsibility for care of elderly parents, family inheritance and estates and intra-family conflicts.

Joan Braun will be our guest presenter for this webinar. Joan volunteered to do this webinar for Mediate BC and we are very fortunate to have someone with her depth of experience.

We would love to hear from you if you have a specific topic. Please go onto our website and tell us what it is

  1. Joan Braun is a lawyer, mediator and consultant. After spending ten years in the social work field in counselling and program development, she returned to school to obtain a law degree. After being called to the bar, she worked as legal counsel in the areas of employment and immigration as a manager in the non-profit sector. From 2007-2011, she was the Executive Director and supervising lawyer for the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support. She currently works as a mediator in private practice, including work with Mediate BC. In her mediation practice she offers services for a broad range of civil and family issues. As a social worker and a lawyer, she applies knowledge from both professions to her work with families and older adults. Joan likes to find solutions and options that are win-win. “I like to empower people - to teach them skills or to teach them about the law and how they can use it”.


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