Play up the concept of people finding their loved ones at home after falling, laying there 3 to 5 days before being noticed – they choose assisted living instead. Very expensive. Monitoring service could be better and allow you to stretch your money further
The scenario is all too common.
A parent or loved one becomes ill and no longer can do things in the manner they once did. They slow down. They miss things. They stop performing some of the basic needs. So you begin checking in on them to make sure everything is okay.
One day a week quickly escalates to two, and turns into three.
When you’re working 40 hours a week, have kids to transport from school, to dentist appointments, to soccer practices and piano lessons, and have other family, friend and personal obligations, life becomes harried.
They call it the sandwich generation for a reason.
You tell your dad you’ll stop by a couple times per week, just to check in on things. Yet Wednesday rolls by, the kids are sick, you have a meeting, your spouse is out of town. Wednesday turns into Thursday, and before you know it Saturday morning has rolled around once again.
What if your dad fell down on Monday and couldn’t get up? What if he couldn’t reach a phone? What if he was lying there in pain? [Read more…]