Helping Keep Older Parents Safe — When Not Everyone Agrees

Helping Keep Older Parents Safe — When Not Everyone Agrees

Many aging families struggle with the uncertain future of keeping elderly parents safe and comfortable. The realities to be faced about this frequently occur after a major loss — loss of a spouse, significant health decline, reduction in Activities of Daily Living (ADL), difficulty coping and adapting to changing circumstances, and financial setbacks. When these losses occur without any respite time for adjustment and coping, older parents may be faced with making choices that seem extreme and even unfair to them.

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There is Never a Right Time…

There is Never a Right Time…

Looking back at my 35 plus years career in real estate sales here is what comes to mind. When discussing a move with mom and dad, there is never a right time or a wrong time…it is just time!  For most of us, the number one fear we have is fear of change. Going from a known to an unknown. Moving from one’s long-time home to a senior apartment or community is a daunting process. Everyone involved wants to do the right thing. The problem is that both parties, parent and child, want something different!

 

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For Adult Children: Take a Moment

For Adult Children: Take a Moment

Caring for your senior parents: Nowadays, you may find yourself caring about them by caring for them. Sometimes, but not always, this shift occurs slowly and almost beyond our awareness. But other times, it occurs quickly and with great emotional upheaval for your parent or parents, for you, and for your family.

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