How to Talk to Your Elderly Parent About Needing Help
It's a role reversal we're never truly quite ready for: You're now responsible for the parent who raised you.
Your loved one may need help getting dressed. The person who taught you how to drive is now asking you to drive her to an appointment. You are grocery shopping for more people than just your kids. Did you remember to remind dad to take his medication?
While this may be a reality, it's still a very difficult and a sensitive subject for daughters and sons to face. Your aging parent may become fearful and quickly dismiss the idea of assistance.
Avoiding the talk will be worse on your long-term relationship and the care needed.