Eldercare Counseling and Guidance Services
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360-259-0078

P.O. Box 11254 
Olympia, WA 98508

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LAURA VAILLANCOURT

Eldercare Consulting and Coaching

Guiding families towards hope and positive outcomes

WELCOME

You just want to do the right thing...

I believe you deserve to be informed and supported. Caring for a loved one can feel at times like you are chasing one crisis after another without a road map and no end in sight.

 

The emotional toll it can take on your health, relationships, and quality of life is substantial. You just want to do the right thing and make the right decisions, but are at a loss on where to begin.

 

It is my honor to help guide you through this time. As you will see, this work truly feeds my spirit, let me support yours.

THE GUIDANCE YOU NEED

Available Services:

COUNSELING

Counseling:
For WA State Residents

Family caregivers and aging individuals appreciate a safe environment to process, reflect and grow on a deeper level. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Geriatric Mental Health Specialist, Laura is known for creating a  supportive space for this intimate work.

PODCAST

Life on Repeat: A Dementia Caregiver Podcast

You are not alone. Tune into our podcast to hear expert advice, receive support and gain knowledge while on your journey as a caregiver.  We have created this podcast for family members who are caring for their loved ones who has dementia to receive guidance, support and a sense of connection.

CONSULTING

Guidance and Planning

Let me guide you through the maze of uncertainty as you navigate challenging situations. We will make the shift towards creative strategies and optimal outcomes. It can be a life-line to have a consultant that has years of experience and creative ideas to help you through these times.

COACHING

1:1 Eldercare Coaching

Meet with me as often as you need to explore creative ways to manage ongoing care for your loved one. Some find it beneficial to explore new ways of approaching challenging behaviors, others appreciate reviewing practical planning as their journey continues. I am always here to meet you where you are and guide you in your next steps.

"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness."

Eleanor Roosevelt

"Laura Vaillancourt is a gift in our community. She has been there for many of my clients, whether I referred them to her for confidential counseling or whether I needed guidance myself with regard to the best ways to advocate for older clients and their families through my own practice as a Guardian. We share a mutual interest in older client advocacy and support, and it is a pleasure to lend occasional mutual support to each other. I am proud to call Laura a professional colleague, a personal confident, and, oftentimes, a creative co-problem solver".

Melanie Reynolds, CPG, Anchor Guardianship and Case Management Services, Inc.

FAQ

The Answers You Need

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CONSULTATIONS AND COACHING?

Consultations are packed with information and education, giving clear direction and next steps in one visit.

Coaching sessions provide ongoing guidance addressing unique challenges such as planning, problem solving and complex behaviors related to dementia.  

WHAT IS A MEMBERSHIP SITE? HOW WOULD IT HELP ME?

Membership sites are private group spaces for paid members. They can include access to special information, group meeting spaces, promoting community and connection.  

Our membership site includes access to a private Facebook Group, weekly group video check-ins with Laura, access to helpful documents and check-lists, and weekly focus points related to self-care and practical planning.

DO YOU SEE PEOPLE WHO LIVE OUTSIDE YOUR LOCAL AREA?

Absolutely! I have found that having phone or video conferencing sessions is an especially effective way for families to get the support and guidance they need from their home.

On the day of our scheduled meeting, I will send a link that you will click to join our conference or give you a call.

REPLENISH RETREAT

REPLENISH RETREAT

A Place to Give Back to Yourself

This retreat is a space set with the intention of replenishing, rejuvenating and remembering who you are. We have consciously prepared every detail with a respectful balance between seclusion and community, guidance and reflection.

"Watch carefully,
the magic that occurs,
when you give a person,
just enough comfort,
to be themselves."

-atticus