Autonomy and independence are parts of a good quality of life. As we age, many times the range of decisions we make for ourselves as parts of everyday living are slowly diminished. Learn to help maintain your loved one's independence.
Eventually, many adult children find themselves as the primary caregiver for their elderly parent. Learn to understand and manage your feelings before they adversely affect your relationships, career, or quality of life.
To ensure the wishes of your loved ones are followed, you must have legal documents in hand before anything happens. Make sure that any documents that may have been prepared out of the current state of residence still apply.
Often, someone's own children end up being their primary caregiver. It is important that all siblings keep in the loop of caregiving activities, in the event that the current caregiver may be unable to continue with the responsibility.
Loved ones may be in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's, and still be medically cleared for independent living. Take advantage of home security tools that they can use without having to remember easily forgettable codes.