Have you started noticing little things around your parents’ home that indicate they might be in need of help? If you’ve ever approached them on the subject, you know how difficult it can be. It’s hard for the both of you to accept that it may be time for a little help. Here are 7 ways you can start easing into it with a little conversation.
1. Start discussing the different options with your parents early on. Don’t wait until its too late, and you have an immediate need. Instead, introduce a few simple services while your parents are still in relatively good health, and can help you make the decision.
2. Communicate clearly and with a purpose. Have your ideas planned out, and have responses to any questions or arguments you anticipate from your parents. Remember to stay as calm as possible, and allow some room for your parents to make choices. Their independence may feel threatened, so allow them some room to make their own choices.