1. Assessments: What are the Caregiving Needs for My Aging Parent? Sean Leary 17:03

It can be difficult for an aging person to admit, accept, or fully understand the loss of one’s own physical mobility, cognitive abilities, and independence in general. As a caregiving child of aging parents, you will want to ensure that both you and your parents maintain an accurate and on-going awareness of their abilities and care needs. Is their house layout, appliances, and amenities still conducive with their physical abilities? At what point does a cognitive decline prevent an aged parent from being a safe driver? What signs in your parents’ daily behaviors are indicative of general aging versus rapid decline that may require care assistance? What type of in-home assessments are available and how do we begin this process?

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Assessments: What are the Caregiving Needs for My Aging Parent?
Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.