Jun 23, 2015 - 03:37 PM
I bet your parents are worried ..they are thinking if you do this for Grandma and Grandpa you are not going to want to take care of us!
If your grandparents are active I bet they would enjoy an active adult community.
Do a little research of communities in your area and when you find one or two that you like and think would suit them ask if they could "try on the community" for a few days. It would be like a vacation for them and they would know that it is not permanent so they would not worry that you are "putting them away" and your parents might feel better knowing that this is a trial so they would not feel guilty about "putting them away"
Many communities that have Independent Living also have the transition into Assisted then Memory care if that is needed. So if the community that you find can do that it will be much less of a transition for them as they will know the grounds, the staff and the building. Much less trauma if no dramatic move is involved.
Good luck and remember, yes we need to respect our elders and take care of them but quality of time spent with them is better than quantity. Sometimes having someone help with the little day to day stuff, the "dirty work" so to speak you can spend more relaxed time with them not having to clean, do laundry, do the shopping and all the rest of the stuff you do.
Feb 26, 2016 - 10:20 AM