If you talk with your parents, or are an older adult yourself, you’re likely to state that your wish is to remain in your home as long as possible. It’s no secret that this is usually the best situation for all involved. However staying at home becomes increasingly difficult as a person ages because of decreases in physical, cognitive, psychological and social aspects that result in loss of ability to safely complete daily tasks. Many times, cognitive issues, often evidenced by general stubbornness prevent individuals from accepting or receiving care and this includes medical care. In other cases, children have enabled their parents NOT to accept assistance provided by non-family members. After all, who wants to admit they’re not as sharp as they once were. It takes a greater individual to acknowledge and accept the fact that help is needed. If you’re a child needing help in talking with your parents or an older adult ready to learn about care options, email me for assistance, pamela@pameladwilson.com

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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