You wake up one morning and to your surprise you have suddenly ‘become’ the parent to your parents! You realize that the upcoming years are going to be challenging and it dawns on you that neither you or your parents have had “that discussion.” What should you do next…well, first, don’t panic! Soon your own children will be saying the same about you! So, with that said, it just might be time to get to “that discussion” with your parents and your own children. Secondly, realize that you are not alone in this dilemma, so there are many resources popping up all over that will help set you on the best path for your circumstances! And thirdly, thanks to the huge population of baby boomers there is a flourishing senior care industry! As this blog progresses I hope you will find the resources and support you are looking for and if not, please send me an email and I’ll do my best to find you the ‘answer.’ We are new to this blogging world and look forward to your thoughts, comments and suggestions.
Monthly Archives: December 2010
Make sure you or someone you trust is keeping an eye on what’s happening at your parent’s home. A keen eye and considerate ‘caretaking’ can be helpful in such situations. Ask yourself (and then at the right time) ask Mom or Dad if the daily chores or housework is becoming too strenuous. If the problem is physical and vacuuming and or bending down, climbing stairs or reaching high places has become more of a hinderance it may be time to suggest ‘help’ for your loved one(s). Make sure your conversation focuses on the positive and not the negative…”I was just thinking that you might like more free time for yourself Mom, you’ve been doing chores all your life…how about we get someone do to some of it for you?” If the answer is a resounding “NO” don’t push the issue but mention the same again at a later date when your parent may feel less angst about your suggestion.
Welcome to Home Instead Senior Care/590! There are many things that make home special, but it’s the comfort and confidence you enjoy in being surrounded by the many memories and things that you have experienced and collected over the years that are most important to your well-being and that is why we provide assistance to you for those daily activities that just aren’t as easy to accomplish as they used to be. I hope you find this BLOG a networking opportunity as well as a place to turn to for the latest information on the support and help available to you.