A complete package deal of mother or father care info with rules and methods for stabilizing a concern, growing an motion plan for the long term, aiding friends and family comprehend the problems, operating extra successfully with pros in legislations, medication, etc., and gaining reduction.
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OLDER WOMEN’S LEAGUE 666 11th St. NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20001 (202) 783-6686 Publications include topics on elder women and poverty, care giving, pensions, legal, housing and long-term care. SHEPHERD’S CENTERS OF AMERICA 6700 Troost, Suite 616 Kansas City, MO 64131 (816) 523-1080 Interfaith ministry programs and home services including hospice, handyman, shopping, transportation, respite, meals and telephone reassurance. WIDOWED PERSONS SERVICE 601 E. Street, NW Washington, DC 20049 (202) 434-2260 An American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) support service for widowed people.
NCOA) 409 Third Street, SW, Second Floor Washington, DC 20024 (202) 479-1200 National membership association serving professionals and volunteers who work on behalf of older adults and their families. Operates an information center to handle requests for information from the public including information on choosing a nursing home. Publishes a variety of materials on a range of aging issues including: senior centers, adult day care services, family care giving, health promotion, and financial issues.
It’s just something we don’t think about as we’re growing up, and don’t want to think about when it happens. It’s equally difficult for the parent and child. It’s important to never do for your parent what he can do for himself. Include your parent in all decisions whenever possible, and give him the freedom to choose. We suggest encouraging and supporting your parent’s independence. You may gather and present information and alternatives to him, but again, to the extent possible, your parent needs to maintain decision-making authority, although there may come a time when you must make the decisions.