Do your parents live out of state?
However well our parents seem to be managing on their own, sharing subtle, or even important medical concerns with their children may not be a priority for them. As adult children, do we know what is best for our aging parents, or loved ones, when they are faced with a health crisis or hospitalization? When that phone call comes, whether you are near or far, you are expected to be the reassuring voice of responsibility as life suddenly changes for everyone. If and when you are propelled into this role, that is the time to reach out for professional support and guidance by calling Positive Living Solutions.
We can step in and assess the living environment of your parent to evaluate it for safety as a preventative measures against a fall or other serious accident. Social isolation, whether in residential communities or through missing family who live out of state, may lead to depression, particularly when independence is compromised in aging. This may negatively impact life span even more than some physical health factors.
Some hold back on speaking freely during the brief time allotted to a medical appointment and may not recount clearly what was said following the appointment. A sense of trust develops when we escort a parent to medical appointments as advocate note-taker, because they may not recall specific details, dates, events of significance, or may be confused by a change in medication.
Positive Living Solutions coordinates all appointments, referrals, and follow up visits, whether medical or personal in a valued service for adult children living out of state.
Contact Úna today to discuss your family’s needs.