Answer: The truth is that acknowledging that you need help with the business of life is really, really hard for most seniors. If they come to the point where they need your help, they are confronted with their own limitations. And those limitations won’t “get better” in most cases. Deep down, your mom and dad know that this is the beginning of the end of their independence as they have come to know it.
Here are some tips on how to take charge without taking over.
Sometimes, no matter how you approach the situation, you’ll find yourself in a confrontation with your mom or dad over how to best care for them. At these times, you and your parent might find it helpful to talk with an objective third party such as a family transition coach who can shed new light on the situation. Your job as your parent’s caregiver is to keep them safe, comfortable, and happy. As long as you keep that in perspective you should have no trouble taking charge without taking over.
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Sheri Samotin, President
LifeBridge Solutions, LLC
Naples, Florida 34108
Member of the ElderCare Matters Alliance, Florida chapter
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