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Caregiving for Elderly Parents

Jul 21st, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

A daily discipline is staying in touch with Mom. She is 91, lives in assisted care, sometimes stays close to her room and doesn’t venture afar. Persons who are in their 90′s need the protective assurance and reinforcing companionship of persons who care, look after them, and check on them with frequency.

Persons, i.e. family members who live nearby, are fortunate. Having the opportunity to drop in on unannounced occasions is a good way to be sure a loved one is receiving adequate, personal and consistent care. Usually, in any facility, it is the squeaking wheel that gets the most attention. That is surely true in care facilities. Although that can backfire. Too many demands, too much need for care may prompt less attention than more.

Mom is an independent soul. She