Nowadays our elderly parents and relatives need our support and attention. Your care about them can be shown that you will more frequently visit them, call them and care how they feel. For the elderly people, it is always a pleasure! Cheer up your parents, and they will feel that they are important for their family.
Kathryn Rateliff Barr from the LiveStrong.com portal in her article showed how it is possible to cope with taking care of an elderly mother.
How to Cope With Taking Care of an Elderly Mother
Many baby boomers find themselves in a position of caring for an elderly parent, which can create financial, emotional and physical challenges, according to the staff at A Place for Mom, a company that provides advice on senior living issues. Elderly parents and their caretaker children often find the reversal of roles challenging, as well as rewarding, especially when the elderly parent cannot live alone.
Caring for Mom
Elderly mothers often find it difficult to accept role reversal when a child must care for the parent. Even if your relationship has been relatively easy during your adult years, when you become the care provider, it probably won’t fit comfortably for you or Mom, according to a “Huffington Post” article entitled, “15 Ways to Stay Sane While Caring For an Elderly Parent.” Allow your mom to make decisions when you can, such as where to go for lunch or how to spend the day with you. Read the full article here…
Attract your children to care for your elderly parents, visit them together. Let your child draw a picture for granny or grandpa. Treat your elderly parents’ words seriously, do not match physical infirmity with dementia. If your relative is in a hospital, speak to hospital staff, learn his or her health condition.
The CareAdvantageInc.com resource gives the pieces of advice on how to know when mom or dad needs help.
How to Know When Mom or Dad Needs Help
Many of us don’t think to plan exactly what we’ll do when mom and dad need help. For years they’ve been self sufficient, put together and happy, living independently and safely at home, but this can change quickly. Physical and mental health decline is usually unexpected, and as we all know, age can creep up on us. As a family, you may have discussed options, and while it’s great to have a plan, nothing can prepare you for when the time comes.
Researching the differences between a nursing home, assisted living facility and in home care is critical to deciding what’s best for your parents. Go over any completed advanced planning and review finances so you know what options are financially feasible. It’s normal for family to question, disagree and wonder—Can Mom and Dad continue to live at home? Can we afford their move to assisted living? Do they need regular assistance and care? It’s only natural to go back and forth when deciding the best path. Read the full article here…
The next video demonstrates how to care for the elderly.
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