Every year, nursing home and assisted living administrators share the same story: Around the holidays, admissions spike. The reason? Adult children who may not have seen their aging-in-place relatives since the last holiday season come home for a visit and are shocked by what they see: a once well-kept home now in disarray, or a formerly robust relative looking startlingly frail.
Sometimes, of course, you may in fact come home to a real emergency, and residential care may in fact be the best option. Other times, the problems can be handled without a move, by measures such as enlisting part-time, in-home caregivers, helping your relatives register at an adult day center, or hiring a housekeeper and signing them up for a meal delivery service.
Before you can help, though, you need get a realistic sense of where things stand. Asking direct questions right off the bat may put your relatives on the defensive, but you can learn a lot simply by looking around. This "home for the holidays" checklist will help you cover all the bases: (More at the following link)
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