Theodore Roosevelt knew what he was talking about when he said, “Old age is like anything else. To be good at it, you need to start young”. Speaking with our parents about aging is never easy. Acknowledging that our once active parents are starting to slow down and may need assistance stirs up complex emotions. We worry, we are afraid and we feel guilty that we’re not doing enough. What happens when dad can’t drive anymore?
What if mom is no longer safe living at home? How much will all of this cost? Many of us struggle between supporting our parents’ independence while trying to make sure they are safe and have the care we think they need. Take a look at the following tips to help guide you:
For more help, and to learn about next steps in the caregiving process. Go to http://www.aplaceformom.com/ to learn more in-depth steps on the process.
It takes a little muscle and it takes a little grit,