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Four Things to Consider Before Moving Aging Parents in With You

The Emotional Toll of Moving Your Elderly Parent to Senior Living

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...Now, put yourself in your parent’s shoes. They’ve likely lived in the same home for many years, but they’re getting older and their needs are changing. Mom or Dad is having trouble getting around, needs more help with activities of daily living (ADLs), and could probably use some more company. You know that a move to senior living would be wise, but you’re also well aware of the many obstacles that lie ahead on that path. Before jumping right in, do some soul searching and think carefully about how you plan to maintain compassion, boundaries, and self-awareness throughout this transition process.

Continue reading on Agingcare for more insight into helping your parents make the transition of assisted living, particularly if they don't want to go:

Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories. “I hold onto your book as a life preserver and am reading it slowly on purpose...I don't want it to end.” ...Craig William Dayton, Film Composer

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