Best Books On Caring For Aging Parents in 2023
The Caregiving Season: Finding Grace to Honor Your Aging Parents
How to Care for Aging Parents, 3rd Edition: A One-Stop Resource for All Your Medical, Financial, Housing, and Emotional Issues
Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent : A Guide for Stressed-Out Children
Ambushed by Grace: Help and Hope on the Caregiving Journey
Holding the Net: Caring for My Mother on the Tightrope of Aging
Caring for Aging Loved Ones (FOTF Complete Guide)
Tips for Helping Your Aging Parents: (without losing your mind)
Moving Your Aging Parents: Fulfilling Their Needs and Yours Before, During, and After the Move
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The Dementia Handbook: How to Provide Dementia Care at Home
Life with Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent
How to Make Decisions About Your Elderly Mother
A guide for children with elderly parents.
Ask yourself is my mother callable of living on her own in her current state? Many elderly women cannot drive and are very frail which can lead them to have falls which can break a hip and seriously injure themselves. You cannot always be there in the case of an accident and time is crucial when a person needs medical attention.
Talk to your mother's doctors- your mother's doctors have a thorough understanding and knowledge of your mother's current medical condition. You need to know if there are any medical issues that would hinder your mother from living on her own.
Talk to your mother- you should talk to your mother and see what she wants to do; she may want to go to a nursing home because she will be able to socialize with more people her own age. This decision is about your mother and she should have the final say if she is competent enough to make a well informed decision. Do not treat your mother like a burden or inconvenience; she loves you and gave birth to you so you should be grateful to her.
Talk to your other family members- you should involve your mother and your other family members in this important decision. You should hold a series of family meetings to discuss what everyone thinks should be done.
Explore other alternatives- there are other alternatives to putting your mother in a nursing home that need to be explore. For instance, there are home health aides, housekeepers, and other agencies like meals on wheels which can be helpful in this type of situation. You should research community organizations that cater to the elderly and see what programs that they have available in your area.
Make sure that everyone signs off on the final decision- everyone including your mother needs to be on board with the decision that is made. If someone is not on board then they will be miserable and will not be supportive which can cause problems.
Dealing with the decision whether or not to put your mother is a very grueling decision to make. Most elderly people want to live on their own for as long as they can and do not want to go to a nursing home. You need to be supportive and do what is best for your mother and reassure her that even if she goes to a nursing home that you and her friends and family will not forget about her. You need to take care of your mother the same way that she took care of you when you were growing up.