Our mission at Compass is simple:
We support caregivers.
We accomplish our mission by providing caregivers with the tools they need to reduce stress and conflict.
that caring for a loved one often means
handling stress and conflict.
the opposite of conflict is connection.
Connect with the supports you need to thrive.
Let Compass be your guide.
Conflict in Eldercare
Reducing stress and conflict can improve emotional and physical wellbeing. Learn the skills necessary to approach conflict in a healthy way.
Eldercare Mediation or "Strategy Meetings":
When family members aren’t coordinating efforts well, it leaves everyone feeling overwhelmed. Learn to host a successful strategy meeting to resolve conflict, get organized and decide which steps to take next.
A bereavement strategy meeting, can also serve families well after a loved one has passed away.
Lifecare Mapping for Caregivers:
Designed for loved ones caring for an individual with a disability, a Lifecare Map takes a patient's network of supports and maps it visually, so that you can see the strengths and weaknesses. Having a strong network of support is key to preventing caregiver burnout. With the network map as a guide, you can easily brainstorm ways to balance responsibilities, discover areas for improvement, and encourage a sustainable support network for the future. Imagine how much easier things can be if you have a plan and know how best to work together.
Lifecare Map for Co-Parents:
Designed for divorced or separated parents of children with disabilities, a Lifecare Map for Co-Parents starts with a Lifecare Map for Caregivers, but takes it a step further by addressing visitation, scheduling, and co-parenting issues. Standard divorce co-parenting plans do not consider the unique challenges of parenting a child with a disability. Work together as a team to build a plan that is consistent yet adaptable.
Amy Sereday, MS, CDP
Amy is a conflict resolution practitioner who has devoted her practice
to the impact of stress on decision-making
and changes in family dynamics caused by aging, illness and disability.
With nearly 20 years in the legal field, Amy has experience in estate planning,
elder law, special needs law, probate, and real estate.
This knowledge gives Amy the ability to truly understand the context of the issues
and coordinate your planning with your legal team and other care professionals.
Amy's goal is to be as inclusive as possible, making sure that everyone's voice is heard.
You can feel confident that Amy will support and guide you
towards sustainable solutions.
In addition to her work with families, Amy teaches Conflict Analysis at her alma mater, Columbia University.
She is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics including conflict prevention in aging,
and conflict mapping for disability planning.
MS Negotiation & Conflict Resolution - Columbia University
ABA Post Baccalaureate Paralegal Certificate - University of Hartford
BA Communications - Western CT State University
TRAINING & CERTIFICATION:
Certified Dementia Practitioner
Certified Mediator - CT and NY
Elder & Adult Family
Custody & Visitation
Certified by the New York State Unified Court System
Member of Association for Conflict Resolution
Member of International Ombudsman Association