Taking Care of Mom and Dad

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Taking Care of Mom and Dad

At the beginning of your life, your parents take care of you, but when you reach middle age, the tables turn, and you need to take care of your parents. That can involve helping your parents to find an assisted living facility or a nursing home. To quickly explain, assisted living is independent living with a bit of extra help such as a group lunch room or an emergency alert system in each apartment. A nursing home, in contrast, provides comprehensive care for patients with a wide range of issues from dementia to arthritis. This blog is designed to help you make those tough decisions. It's also going to include posts on home health care, staying in touch with relatives in nursing homes, and more. I wish you the best through this sometimes difficult part of the journey with your parents.


Latest Posts

Elderly Eviction: Can Your Mom Or Dad Be Kicked Out Of An Assisted Living Facility?
22 April 2018

Not everyone's elderly mom or dad is the quintesse

2 Ways To Help Your Aging Parent With Alzheimer's Disease
16 December 2017

Has your mother or father recently been diagnosed

3 Important Tasks Your Elderly Parent Might Need Help With
5 October 2017

A lot of seniors would rather stay living at home

5 Benefits Of Living In An Assisted Living Facility
2 October 2017

As people grow older, many get to the point where

What If Your Siblings Are Hesitant About A Senior Care Facility For A Parent?
2 October 2017

When it becomes difficult for you and your sibling


Elderly Eviction: Can Your Mom Or Dad Be Kicked Out Of An Assisted Living Facility?

Not everyone's elderly mom or dad is the quintessential Norman Rockwell grandparent, and this can be problematic in an assisted living facility. While your mom or dad may need the help provided at such a place, if they tend to be "difficult," that could get them into trouble and leave you in the awkward position of having to defend them or worse, having to find them a new home. Your best course of action, if you're faced with placing your less-than-agreeable parent in an assisted living apartment, is total honesty and working as closely with staff as you can. Read More