Respect should be the common theme threaded through all caregiving decisions.
I was my parents’ principal caregiver for ten years. I have first-hand experience in helping aging parents, dealing with family dynamics, protecting parents from elder abuse and working with public and private organizations.
Do you have a question for me? Please email your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
An important note: I love answering your questions, but I also encourage you to seek professional legal, financial, or medical assistance.
The success of your caregiving will depend on your ability to maintain your health: physical, mental and social.
Let’s talk about some common issues and ways to resolve them.
Your situation demonstrates how important it is to pick the right person named in our POA documents.
Mom’s money is safe now. What about an RCMP investigation?
It is only when something really bad happens that adult children finally wake-up.
Whose job is it to care for an aging parent?
We all deal with grief in our own ways and on our own time schedules.
Work with your parents to create a plan that maintains their dignity and independence of safely living in their own home, wherever home may be.
Keep up the battle to get your parents to meet with a lawyer. You will all be thankful and have greater peace of mind.