Circle of Support

circle-of-supportSupported decision making is not generally a 2-person relationship, but rather a network of 3 or more people.

So the older adult may want to create a structured “circle of support” that includes trusted supporters who regularly meet as a group for planning, problem-solving, and decision-making.

Usually friends and family members, along with possibly case worker or other service providers

The circle members come together to help the person with managing and budgeting goals, visualizing and expressing valued outcomes, evaluating risks and consequences, and recognizing and making full use of abilities.

See also Vela Microboards.