The holidays tend to bring families together to celebrate traditions, enjoy time with one another and reminisce with loved ones. Often these family events come with the recognition that too much time has passed and quite a bit has changed since the last visit. This is especially true for adult children with aging parents. It’s not uncommon for the holiday visit to spark awareness that mom or dad may need some help.
A visit to a parent’s home offers a great opportunity for adult children to proactively look for clues about a parent’s health, safety and ability to live independently. Here are five ways to get started.
For more tips on how to assess the health and safety of aging loved ones, review the comprehensive A Place for Mom Senior Safety & Well-Being Checklist available here. The guide includes 55 questions covering six different categories.