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A Familiar Scenerio for Those with Elderly Loved Ones

Elderly Loved Ones

Do you call Mom every day to see if she is OK?  Do you worry when she doesn’t answer the phone after 3 or 4 rings because you think she might have fallen (again)?

Do you check in with Dad to see if he took the medicine you set out for him in his weekly pillbox?

Are you there once a week to clean, grocery shop, or organize things for the week to come?

Do neighbors make an extra plate of dinner and take it over to your senior parents once in awhile?  Are you doing the same thing because you aren’t sure your parents are eating well?

These are realistic worries when an elderly parent or loved one lives alone.  Caretakers cannot always know what is truly happening when they are not there and they may not be able to continue to be the primary caretaker when they are needed more often or for more demanding care.

Moving out of the family home is always a very difficult transition especially if your loved one isn’t mentally ready to do so.

“I’m just fine living in my own home.  I’m not ready yet.” (Denial)

“Don’t you want to visit with me every day?  I don’t understand.”  (Confusion)

“What makes you think I can’t live on my own anymore? Leave me alone.”  (Anger)

“What are you saying?  That I’m a burden to you?”  (Guilt)

It just may be time for THE TALK … not an easy conversation for either party.

Check out our BLOG Post: Is It Time for The Talk? Which provides a helpful guide for preparing and having this important discussion.

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