Most of us who have parents living independently make regular phone calls,skype to be in touch with our parents.
If you’re in your 40s, your parents are probably close to, or into, their 60s or 70s. As you plan your retirement, it’s time to talk to them about theirs.
Even if we rarely doubt ourselves when making decisions for our own children, making decisions for our elderly parents remains inherently ambiguous.
Your parents might be quite independent today, but chances are one day they will need you to take decision for them.
The sooner you take small steps the more prepared your entire family will be.
It’s the elephant in the room. It’s also one of the most important, difficult subjects you and your family will ever face. Sadly, your parents could one day be fine and then suddenly the next day need a great amount of care, so the more prepared you are in advance, the less stressful this might be for your whole family.
There are no “one size fits all” solutions. Educating yourself about the products,services,technology available for elderly makes it easier to approach the problem.
Lots of professional services and products have come up in the market to cater to the needs of elderly persons. We at emptynest are integrating these ideas to enable you to be actively involve with your parents by taking those small but important steps.