Ah, don’t you love the holidays? I know they are very busy and there is just so much more to do, but memories are made at this time of year.
I recently had lunch with a friend who confided that she had purposely scheduled a time to visit with her aging parents this holiday season. At first I thought it was a little odd the way she talked about “scheduling” a time with her folks. She dropped in on them often, bringing meals or things they needed to them. But the tone of her voice told me this was different.
She was worried about them. She went on to say she wanted to just spend a longer period of time with them to observe and see how they were living. It was at that moment I realized what she was trying to do. I asked her what she was looking for or expected to find out.
She had no clue what to look for that would tell her what she wanted to know – Did mom and dad need some extra help on a regular basis? Was it time to step in more? Could there be services that would make their lives – and the quality of their lives – better?
I knew what she needed to look for. There are telling signs scattered all through a senior’s home. Not only do you need to be observant, but you need to understand how to approach the situation because no one likes to be treated like they can’t take care of themselves – especially your parents who brought you into the world, diapered, and taught you.
I am reminded that the holidays are a good time to visit aging parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles and evaluate if they need some extra help. But you do have to know what to look for so you can make an honest decision based on evidence. That will give you the information you need to open up the conversation with them.
You can download the report right now to get a comprehensive view of what signs to watch for.
Here at Keeping In Touch Solutions we want to help you help your family stay in the home they love and that’s why we offer the services we do. It’s not about changing what your family members love to do, or where they live. It’s about making their home and life safe, secure, happy, and healthy for them.
Being aware, prepared and proactive can make it possible for you to help make their golden years shine and sparkle.
A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.
Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.
I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.
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