How to Help Parents Who Can No Longer Cook or Clean
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What Should I Do When My Parent Cannot Take Care of Themselves?
If you are paying attention to your aging parent’s health, you will eventually begin to see signs of decline. They may still be capable of meeting some of their own needs as they age but will likely begin to slip in some areas.
As a caretaker, adult child, or other family onlooker, you may not be able to jump in and meet all your parent’s needs. However, there are a few things you can do to ensure they are taken care of:
- Consider your options now: If your parent is not yet in a place where they need extra help, now is the time to consider ways to keep an eye on them and think about what to do when the time comes. It’s never too early to have a plan or explore options. When the time comes and your parent depends on you to find the right solution to their needs, having a plan in place.
- Talk with and listen to your aging parents: You may be fully convinced that your parent cannot safely drive themselves anymore, but they may have a much harder time confronting their new limitations. If your parent refuses your help, it can put them in danger and leave them at risk of unnecessary harm. While you cannot force your parent to accept that they need help, you may have greater success by listening to them and being willing to honestly discuss what you are seeing.
- Ease them in: Parents who are no longer able to cook, clean, or run errands by themselves don’t necessarily need to be moved into an assisted living facility right away. If your parent is resistant to getting extra help or making changes, keep in mind that a series of small steps can take you far. For example, if your aging parent needs a home health aide or companion caregiver but isn’t exactly sold on the idea, start slow. Bringing a caregiver with you on visits from time to time can help them get comfortable with the prospect of receiving assistance in their own home.
All of this takes patience, and it will pay off if your parent ultimately accepts the help they need. When your parent needs help with things like meal preparation, household chores, and medication reminders , do not hesitate to seek out help.
Contact At Home Support today to request care for your aging parent and find a solution that works for your family.