Giving Aging Parents “The Talk” Over the Holidays | Home State Healthcare
02 Dec

Giving Aging Parents “The Talk” Over the Holidays

grandma-1473081255qlbDuring holiday gatherings, many folks prefer to avoid awkward topics of conversation, like religion and politics. But, for many, the holidays are the only time of the year when families assemble in one place.

For that reason—and though it may be difficult—’tis the season for adult children to broach the subject of in-home care with their aging parents.

Dana Larsen, writing at A Place for Mom, interviewed five experts in elder in-home care, and asked their guidance on how kids might best have “the talk,” with their parents.

Her subjects addressed five major factors to consider when evaluating whether in-home care might be right for a family: physical condition, cognitive health, emotional well-being, financial stability, and estate planning. She says,

Going home for the holidays is a family tradition where you get to reconnect with your loved ones…sometimes these festive occasions are eye-opening to cognitive or health issues…

The result—a useful resource for any whose holidays might include chats of a more serious nature. For more, read the entire piece, 5 Must-Have Talks with Parents This Holiday, at A Place for Mom.


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