- 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?