Part 2: Taking Care of An Aging Parent

PART 2: TAKING CARE OF

AN AGING PARENT

with Tasha Baird-Miller

EPISODE 19

If you have aging parents or if you’ve lost a parent, you’ll understand when I say that caring for an ailing parent, watching your parent’s health fail, and ultimately saying goodbye to your parent is something that you can never fully prepare for and it’s never exactly how you imagined it to be.

It’s true when they say that at some point in your life, your role with your parents will change, and you will gradually and sometimes suddenly be taking care of them. You never truly appreciate and understand what this means until you get there, and most likely, it will look different for each one of us.

 

In this episode, you'll learn the 7 most important tips and lessons learned about dealing with an aging parent’s failing health.  

  • Connection with an aging parent is important  

  • Understand and respect your aging parent's wishes 

  • Give love, compassion and empathy 

  • Forgiveness is freeing 

  • Feel your feelings 

  • Support your family  

  • Be open to changing the plan

LINKS FOR SHOW NOTES:

https://www.medicare.gov/

https://www.medicaid.gov/

https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/

https://www.alz.org/