Aging Parents: When to Step In
Sometimes, knowing what to do to help an aging parent isn't easy. What are the signs you should look out for? How do you know your parent needs help with the household, with personal care, or with managing their money? Find out some of the telltale clues and some ways to get help with that important decision.
How do you know when to step in?
Your involvement in your parents' care may start very suddenly with an illness or an accident. Chances are, it will be clear at that time what you need to do. But if things progress more gradually, it can be difficult to know when you should step in and how much you should do. This can be made even more difficult if your parent or parents insist they can "handle it." How do you know when to step in?