By Ellen F. Rubenson
Written for these suffering from an aged parent's lack of ability to proceed dwelling autonomously, "When getting older mom and dad cannot reside by myself offers finished details on in-house aid, retirement groups, assisted residing strategies, and nursing amenities. monetary, scientific, and emotional concerns are mentioned, permitting households to make fit judgements approximately this occasionally gentle adn emotional scenario.
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Every call your family makes to a social service agency or potential home alternative requires specific information about your elder family member. Each call leads to an acceptable or an unacceptable alternative to living at home or community service. It is difficult to know what questions to ask. It is difficult to understand the technical language used by social service and health professionals. One facility may describe itself as a retirement home, another a full-service or continuing-care retirement community.
If your elder is experiencing any difficulty walking, carefully explore whether he has fallen at home. Often, an elder person won’t inform his family about falls, because he fears he will lose his independence, or he may downplay any falls he has had. Sometimes durable medical equipment, such as a bedside commode, raised toilet seat, or grab bars, can significantly help. If your elder is experiencing some loss of balance or is having difficulty moving from a chair to standing position, or from a bed to a chair, the danger of falling is real.
Balancing her work schedule, her children’s school and activities, and John’s personal-care needs could quickly become an overwhelming and frustrating schedule for a lengthy period of time. Carol may find that in addition to her children’s schedules, she is now responsible for helping John with personal care and meal preparation and in arranging supervision during the day and providing transportation to medical appointments, the pharmacy to pick up his medication, and the seniors center for activities.
When Aging Parents Can't Live Alone, A Practical Family Guide by Ellen F. Rubenson