At some point in life, many of us may find ourselves caring for our parents, our spouse's parents or even step-parents. That care can take many forms. For some, it means physically caring for parents full-time. For others, it might mean coordinating care. For others still, it might mean sending financial support. This can be both an honor and also a major stressor on an individual or a marriage. Also, for the sandwich generation, it can coincide with raising children and the stresses that come along with that.
There are many local resources in most communities that can help with various items that could be important with an aging or ill parent: assessing the safety of homes for aging, adult daycare for those with dementia or Alzheimer's, senior move managers, estate planning attorneys, contractors who specialize in retrofitting homes for aging, specialty physicians, senior living communities and more. One of the values we bring to our clients is helping to connect them with resources who can help solve their problems. We also often facilitate conversations between adult children and their parents.
We can help you better understand the financial realities of caring for aging parents and help manage or remove the stress altogether so you can enjoy the remaining time with your parents.
If you or someone you know is concerned about caring for aging loved ones, let's talk. We're here to help.