Caring for Your Aging Parent(s)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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Helpful Tips for Family Care Members:

1. Be prepared. Talk to your parents when they are able and ready to discuss long term planning.

2. Know your options. Explore what specifics are needed when caring for your parents. This may include home modification, medical case management, homecare, and family planning.

3. Ask for help. Start talking to your family and friends. Learn from their experiences.

4. Estimate the health care costs. Your long term care plan should be parallel to your financial plan.

5. Get help by contacting a geriatric care manager. Contact: CareManager.org