Boomer Caregivers Can be a Force for Change in Nursing Homes
Why Do My Parents Get Angry With Me For Helping?

Take time to discuss assisted living

Dear Carol:  My parents live in a home they have had forever, and it’s become too much for them to keep up, inside and out. I try to help, but I live an hour’s drive away.
I’d like them to look at assisted living, but they refuse. One day, one of them will fall down the steep old stairs that lead to the only bathroom. How can we get them to stop being so stubborn? – Jean
Dear Jean:  First, remember that at the bottom of most stubbornness is fear of change. You parents have had this home for a long time.
They may or may not know their neighbors. My guess is that most of their neighbors have moved on and younger families have replaced them.

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