Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Here are some RESOLUTIONS TO HELP AGING PARENTS. It’s not “go on a diet,” because you ate some much holiday fare but what you should do after the holiday when you spotted red flags that made you worry about your aging mom or dad. Here is the entire list of New Year’s resolutions to help your aging parents you might make for January as an adult child worried about aging parents after the holiday visit.
RESOLUTIONS TO HELP AGING PARENTS
➢ Accompany the elderly person to the doctor, and talk to the doctor in person.
➢ Gather legal financial and insurance paperwork, and meet with professionals.
➢ Have all mail forwarded to yourself or another relative who will manage it
➢ Contact and meet with old and present friends.
➢ If your older family members are in a facility, make contact with staff that cares for them, and the ombudsman.
➢ Meet with your elderly relative’s support network.
➢ Meet with a geriatric care manager who can do all this for you
DO YOU THINK THIS RESOLUTION TO HELP AGING PARENTS IS TOO EXPENSIVE?
TEN REASONS YOU CAN AFFORD A GERIATRIC CARE MANAGER
The Top Ten Reasons Why You Can Afford A Geriatric Care Manager by Phyllis Brostoff
10. We can do in 2 hours what it would take you 2 weeks to do.
9. We know how to get around that “I’m saving for a rainy day” syndrome when your folks are drowning in their problems.
8. We’re much cheaper than the cost of plane fare if you have to fly into town when your parents say “everything is fine” but you know it isn’t.
7. We can give you the scoop on which nursing home is really right for your parents.
6. We can make your parents hear what you have said over and over again, but they refuse to listen to them, you are still a child.
5. We can tell you’re annoying siblings to shut up, but graciously.
4. We’ve helped hundreds of families a lot worse than yours.
3. Your dad can’t push our buttons.
2. Next time you want to hang up on your mother, you can tell her to call us.