“If you’re of a certain age, you probably have parents of a certain age. That is, your parents are getting up there in years, and they need help, but you may not be able to give it to them. Or not in the way you’d like to.
You’ve probably heard of “the sandwich generation,” which describes adults who are both taking care of their kids and providing assistance to their elderly parents. If that’s you, you don’t need statistics or sympathy. You need advice. Here’s some – probably not enough, of course, but these strategies may help.
Outsource. Maybe you can’t always be there to help your parents, but someone else can. You could enlist your parents’ neighbors or nearby family members to help out and head off problems, suggests Meghan Orner, a marketing coordinator with MedicalGuardian.com, a medical alert systems company.
“Especially if you live far away, enlist the help of a trusted neighbor or friends,” she suggests. When you visit, Omer suggests introducing yourself to the people who live next door to your parents. Let them know about your concerns. Maybe they’ll be willing to help your parents shovel their walkway.”
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