How do you
deal with the role reversal?
As we grow, our parents' and our roles in life start to reverse. In the beginning
you don't think too much of it. But as you go along, you start noticing the differences.
You begin to make decisions for yourself and your aging parents. How to make their
life comfortable and help them enjoy their golden years and retirement days, without too much disruption for
Caring for Your Aging
When you spend your lifetime
working, you look forward to retiring and enjoying the rest of your life. The golden years
are an exciting prospect. But it's important to keep yourself busy and active during your
Caring for a Loved One
If your elderly parent or a loved
one develops mobility problems, you will need to transform your home and make it as safe for
them as possible. Here's a guide to making such improvements at your home.
Care for your
It's not an easy task, as they, too, struggle with the new reality of later years.
You have your own life, a family, significant other, and a career to think about. How do you keep up the pace and
please everyone around you, while looking after needs, too?
Try to balance things as much as possible, attending to what needs to be done as
required. If you are fortunate, your elderly parents might be still able to look after themselves, with only
occasional help needed.
Try to spend quality time with them, instead of stress time. Invite them over for
a day ot dinner, instead of pushing them on to your sibling and then worry if they are being looked
Be straightforward and honest with them, especially if the things get tough to
manage. Safety and honesty will make their later years a good memory, for you, too.
Remember, one day you'll find yourself in their shoes, too!
|Set a good example for your own children to
follow, by looking after your
aging parents with dignity and care. (Image by