As your aging parents start to lose the ability to live on their own, it's time to consider your options. If you want them to live with you, here are steps to prepare.
This will allow both parties to express their feelings and set expectations, avoiding any misunderstandings and resentment towards one another.
It’s second nature to child-proof your home when bringing your newborn home, but it’s also equally as important to assess the safety of your home for your elderly parent.
We both work full-time, and the added caregiving duties caused tension at home due to exhaustion. A caregiver relieved the pressure.
We started small. We invited Mom out for (early) Friday evening dinners at one of our favorite family-friendly restaurants, occasionally inviting family and friends to join us.
This is the time to be supportive and listen. We listened, and she also made an appointment with her local physician.
It’s important to secure the appropriate documentation when taking in an ailing and/or aging parent.