How can I know if I’m making the right care choice for my parents?
The best care decisions for aging parents are not always the easiest decisions to make.
Many times, a certain family member or members may take the lead on care decisions for aging parents. Maybe other family members are not available or certain family members have appointed themselves as the decision makers, with or without the support of the rest of the family.
Whenever possible, try to keep an open mind when discussing care options regarding your parents with siblings and other family members. Expect that everyone will have a different opinion. Not everyone has been able to observe aging parents to the same extent, so naturally, some family members may have more or less of a sense of urgency when it comes to an assessment of a parent's need for care.
Personal feelings connected with giving up a childhood home, and other feelings of nostalgia may also affect an adult child's ability to focus on what's best for aging parents.
It can be difficult to feel like you're making the right choice when others don't agree or offer little support or feedback. Talking to an expert at a Good Samaritan Society center can help you learn more about our services and feel like you are making the best decision possible. Click here to search for and contact a Good Samaritan Society center near you.
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