There comes a time when many adult children realize that their aging parents are no longer able to take care of themselves. A lot of heartache and agonizing decision-making can result—especially when mom and dad are loath to admit that they need help.Read More
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As an adult, you appreciate how well your parents took care of you when you were a child. Now that they are growing older, you want to do the same for them. You've read enough about caregiving to know that caring for an aging parent will have a profound effect on your life, but as every family has a different experience, you're still not quite sure what to expect.
Nobody planned for your future care more than your mother, who devoted countless hours to making sure you were happy, healthy and comfortable. Now, as your mom ages, it’s your turn to help her plan for her future care. It is always difficult to tell what the future might bring for her, from dealing with doctors to moving to an assisted care facility, but you can assist her at every step along the way.
America is a rapidly graying country. Demographics experts say that in the very near future our older population will outnumber the younger generations for the first time in our nation’s history. And with the average occupancy of current retirement communities already exceeding 89%, there will soon come a time where these existing facilities will no longer be able to keep up with the demands of seniors in need of both housing and care.
If you have taken on the responsibility of helping an older relative, it’s important that you prepare yourself, now, for an increasing amount of dependence on your assistance. Your loved ones will go through significant changes as they age, and those changes will likely mean that they will rely on you more often to provide more help with a growing number of everyday tasks.