They argue with you. They tell you they are fine. They hide things so you won’t worry. They avoid questions even when you “see” the answers right in front of you.
You don’t want to pull them from their home. But what can you do?
It’s difficult witnessing the deterioration of someone you love. The feelings can be completely overwhelming as you think back to all the care they’ve provided you all your life. And now the situation is reversing. What can you do?
Studies show that over the next 30 years, the number of Americans who will reach 65 and beyond is going to double. The baby boomer generation has finally reached a point where they must be conscious of flipping from caregiver to the one needing care in the coming years. And like anything, it’s one they are going to do in their own ways. They want independence. They want to preserve their active lifestyle.
And as their kids, that can be difficult for you.
The good news is there are a lot of new services popping up that make independent living that much easier. With technology, we can do more with the touch of a button. [Read more…]