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Practical Insights for Busy Caregivers

Should safety take priority over independence for older parents?


August 7, 2018, by

Do you lose sleep over an aging parent living alone? Does your parent insist there’s nothing to worry about?

A recent article in Next Avenue describes how it’s easy to appreciate both perspectives. “Older adults see visions of a life ending in disappointment and less meaning. Their children see them lying on the bathroom floor or being duped out of their savings.”

The article tackles the question “who gets to decide?” and offers five tips to help work out disagreements.

(When reading the article, please note that it mentions actions that can be taken by Adult Protective Services in the US. The same rules do not necessarily apply in Canada.)

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