Many families, especially those living miles away, may be in for a big surprise this year when they go home for the holidays.
You may have the feeling that things are changing right before your eyes. You now that there are are unspoken issues to be addressed but maybe you can’t put your finger on the problem.
Are you worried your aging loved one may be “slipping” ?
Well, take a deep breath and get started. The first step is to take an objective look around the house and have your siblings do the same. OBSERVE. Are there any signs that your loved one is having trouble managing or taking care of themselves or their home? The most important issue is of safety. That includes fire hazards, security and safety such as dimly light hallways and handrails or steps. Is the home environment clean and cared for?
To make it easier for everyone we have created a check list for you to share and download for your family members. You are welcome to share this with your siblings, your cousins, and anyone you know is worried about an aging parent. Observe and check off any concerns you may have. Then outline your strategy for having that very difficult conversation with your aging loved ones.
At Keeping in Touch Solutions we call your loved one for you when you can’t be there. Our Care Callers check in on your loved one and provide gentle reminders regarding medications, feeding the cat, and more. We also provide elder care resources and referrals for local programs that may be helpful for you and your loved ones. Contact Keeping In Touch Solutions with your elder care questions today.
P.S. If you want more information about daily check-in calls, schedule a complimentary consultation at no charge.
We know what peace of mind it is for everyone when some is checking in on Grandma and Grandpa every day.
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