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Tough Conversations

Posted On 03/24/2017
Q:

I think it may be time for my parents to get some extra help in their home. My dad's health is declining, and my mom is too weak to take care of him on her own. I'd help them myself, but I have a full time job and kids of my own to take care of. How do I approach this subject gently with my mom & dad?

A:

This is a great question that we are asked often. How do you tell the ones that raised YOU that THEY are the ones in need of help now? Not all seniors want to hear that. "A Place For Mom" has a great article all about having this kind of conversation with your aging loved ones - using good timing, sharing your observations and concerns, listening to their needs and wishes, and starting a plan that works with what they need and want. Check out their guide by clicking HERE.

Additionally, sometimes it's helpful in certain families to have a third party present, someone who isn't emotionally involved in the situation that will hear everyone out and give an educated recommendation - that's where we come in. We will gladly meet with you and your family to address concerns, advocate for all parties, and provide objective solutions and plans. Don't hesitate to reach out to us! Call today. 765-464-8080

 
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