Coming "Full Circle" With Parenting
From the time an individual is born, most parents are there to provide love and care, assist with problem solving and provide assistance. As we age and are faced with health issues and limited mobility, it’s natural for senior parents to turn to their children for care. This is when parenting comes full circle.
Sometimes, the transition is easy; other times, it can be difficult for senior parents to have conversations with their children about downsizing or moving into an assisted living community. While it might not always be easy to turn to your adult children for care or help, there are a few things to keep in mind when the time comes.
While you may consider your children kids regardless of their age, it's possible to turn the relationship into an adult friendship and not simply a parent-child connection. In conversations, keep in mind that your children are grown, many with children of their own. Talk to them like you would your other adult friends. By talking to each other on equal terms, it's much easier to discuss sensitive topics, like finances and medical care.
Don't be afraid to turn difficult decisions over to your adult children or at least ask for help. Protect yourself from internet scams and individuals who target the elderly with money hoaxes by asking trusted adult children for assistance. Setting up a power of attorney and allowing an adult child to take charge can also alleviate a major source of stress during tax time for seniors who have a difficult time navigating new tax strategies.
An assisted living community makes it easier for you to take care of yourself and rely less on your adult children for daily needs. By choosing a home like Cambridge Court, you can ensure your daily needs are provided. With our wellness and lifestyle amenities, you can continue living independently while having everything you need close by.
Loneliness and boredom are often common complaints of seniors who live on their own or try to fit into a home with their adult children. In an assisted living community, you have the opportunity to interact with others your own age and take part in extracurricular activities while still maintaining contact with your family.
Even though parenting tends to come full circle for seniors with adult children, you can alleviate stress and responsibilities by choosing Cambridge Court in Kearney, Nebraska.
Posted on Tue, May 14, 2019
by Shawn Deane