Welcome to the Light of Gray, your resource for all things having to do with elder care.
If you have living parents, you're in the right place.
If you have children, it's a good thing you're here.
For anyone who has people they care about in their lives, you are encouraged to consider what could be.
The best time to plan for what could possibly go wrong is while things are going right. At Light of Gray, you will find food for thought and answers to the questions you may have been afraid to ask until now. Learn about Grand Family Planning.
And if you're in that place where you realize that you must step in to care for a loved one, there are resources here for you, too.
With love, patience and the right information, all things are possible.
Founded by Tracey Lawrence, a woman who has faced the reality that as parents age, they often need an advocate as their abilities diminish. The last decade of her life has defined her passion for caregiving elders, as her parents reached health crises requiring her intervention. All of her life experience has led her to create "Light of Gray."
Whether you're a parent, a child, or maybe both; if you have older people in your life for whom you have affection, regardless of blood relationship; if you are childless and concerned about your future; there are resources available here for you.
Light of Gray's mission is to raise awareness in parents and children of the importance of being prepared for life's inevitable changes. There is no way to plan for every contingency. The expression that sums it up best is "Man makes plans and God laughs." But if you do some planning, you may find a little more joy along the way.
Light of Gray is here to help make your life easier, so when the time comes, you won't be that deer caught in the headlights. You'll be ready with keys to the next phase of your life. It's never easy. But with preparation and support, it will be a lot less painful for everyone involved.
So before you notice your mother asking the same question three times in one afternoon, why not get started? Learn which questions you need to ask. Start the conversation. Making those connections is what Light of Gray is all about.
Having always had a problem-solving and creative nature, I have spent my life seeking answers to things that bugged me. When my parents got sick, I did everything I could to help them. I don't think anyone should be alone and afraid.
In 2003, my family convened for a vacation in Florida. On this particular occasion, we noticed some alarming things about Dad. His energy levels were low. He was forgetful. Things were clearly not as we had believed, and he'd obviously been covering his difficulties for some time. So began my caregiving journey with my parents.
My father died in July of 2004 after a year of doctors, tests, misdiagnoses and treatments. He had a lot of cross-complicating conditions, the worst of which was vascular dementia.
By 2009, I had to step in with Mom.
I've learned a tremendous amount about caregiving. My mission, my passion, is to raise awareness, in parents and children, that these situations do arise. Hoping they won't is not a strategy.
Light of Gray is an amalgamation of all my experience. My graphic arts, design and production skills led me to create this web site. I learn and I teach. I see problems and find solutions. I understand how to use tools for the advancement of goals. Now I'm sharing my knowledge with a wider audience of people so they won't be caught by surprise. Because one way or another, there will likely be an elder care crisis of some kind in your life. Let me help you prepare for it. Contact me today.
Every family has needs that are constantly changing. The more members, the more complex. And today’s family often consists of grandparents, parents and grandchildren. As children grow and leave home, they sometimes return. Parents age, living much longer than ever before, and start needing some help from their adult children. No family exists in a vacuum.
Love and necessity connect us. But law and finance can present us with obstacles. When the time comes, will you be able to advocate for family members who can’t speak for themselves? Who takes responsibility for what? How will expenses be managed? Where is everything? How can you begin to prepare? Can’t this all wait?
Grand Family Planning helps to answer these questions and more. By working with a team of professionals, you will understand what questions need to be asked. Priorities will be set, recommendations will be made, and introductions to all the right strategic partners will bring you a seamless and highly productive experience. Membership in Grand Family Planning will help you to achieve peace of mind through ongoing advice and support, offering integrated services at significant discounts, providing stress relief and direction for your entire family, from grandparents to grandchildren.
Visit GrandFamilyPlanning.com today!