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Balancing an Elder's Sense of Purpose with Their Safety

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A recent question on the AgingCare Caregiver Forum brought back memories from my early days of caregiving. The member wrote, “My 81-year-old father still thinks he can do handyman jobs around the house, including climbing ladders, using power tools, etc. How do I convince him that this is dangerous and he must stop?” This post really struck a chord with me. Most seniors need to feel useful to enjoy a high quality of life.

Continue reading on Agingcare for more insight into how we need to balance what our elders want to do with safety concerns:

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