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Helping Your Aged Parents

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In this episode Bobbie discusses the many facets of eldercare from home health care to the many other options for helping your aging parents, and what you can do to navigate the unfamiliar and unexpected turn around when parent's care falls to their children.

Baby Boomers are being dubbed society's nouveau elders, 76 million strong. Many Boomers provide assistive care to their elderly parents. Many are also caregivers to their chronically ill spouses and/or adult children including others to whom we provide assistive care.  And let us not forget the care taking of the care taker!

 It helps to be realistic in eldercare, in terms of family help, time commitments, budget restraints, medical needs, etc. . It also helps when caregivers, other family members and our elders live each day in a spirit of realistic cooperation and the best intentions in our hearts while our feet remain firmly planted on the ground.

In eldercare, being on the ground may translate to caring at home, assisted living, adult day care services, adult care facilities, eldercare private homes, healthcare house calls, in-home agency care or nursing homes. The very nature of care in advancing age implies a social need, and our ability to anticipate and assist with emerging senior needs.

Look for more episodes with related topics in this Eldercare Health Series.