Team Quick-Start Guide

  1. Get Permission. If you know someone with a health care challenge who could benefit from a support team, the first step is to get permission from that person to organize support for him/her through a trusted individual who is close to that person or friend.
  2. Make a list. Ask the trusted person to compile a list of friends, neighbors, church members, and family – anyone who’s said something to the effect of, “If there’s ever anything I can do, please give me a call.” Invite these people to a 59-minute meeting to learn about building a support team for their friend.
  3. Schedule a team orientation. Share with them the 10 Best Practices, and choose a team leader or co-leaders.
    (For more information on orienting your team, click here.)
  4. Meet with the friend and decide what needs will be addressed. Contact the team members to coordinate the calendar and begin the caring. Share the calendar with the trusted individual.