While home health and retirement communities are possibilities, they may not be wanted by a parent or even affordable. Fortunately, there are other options available as you both journey along the gray mile together . . .
Your parents may love their home and wish to remain there to age-in-place. There are ways you can help them do that as you both journey along the gray mile.
Older than his wife, he knew the odds were against him outliving her . . .
He made that very clear from the start. To everyone who cared to listen (which weren’t many) . . .
The son came into our community looking into a memory care apartment for his father. He and his brother were having challenges with him, he said. “What kind of challenges?” I asked . . .
Family responsibilities may have made you the caregiver for another family member. But those same responsibilities can cause “caregiver burnout ” along the gray mile, as well. . .
When I started working in senior living a number of years ago, my wife had a word of caution to me. Knowing how attuned I already was to seniors and how empathetic I was (and am) . . .