You and Your Aging Parent

The number of adults taking care of aging parents has tripled in the past 15 years, and a full 25% of grown children are helping their parents by providing either personal care or financial assistance. Many of those caring for their aging parents are over 65 themselves.

Even if caregiving might be a burden, it is one often undertaken willingly and with love. Some people report increased satisfaction with taking on the caregiving role. They're happy to do their part, and the payback is a chance to connect with a parent and improve family relationships. However, individuals who find themselves faced with the responsibility of caring for an aging family member will tell you that they have little or no preparation for the difficult and complex responsibility of caring for someone they love. This workshop is designed to address those questions and concerns that accompany this difficult role.

Topics in this presentation include:

  • Myths and facts about the aging process.
  • What will caregiving for an older person involve?
  • What types of emotions and behaviors might emerge from this new “contract”?
  • How do you make the decision about placement and how do you act upon it?
  • How do you identify and utilize community programs and services to assist you?

Review all of our eldercare seminars.