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Things Aging Parents Don’t Want from Their Adult Children Who Are Caring for Them

When it comes to caring for aging parents, what you don’t do can be just as important as what you do. According to the World Health Organization, dignity is a human right, which include: 

  • Abuse-free living
  • Being free of discrimination
  • Autonomy
  • Capability to make a difference in communities 

Conflict is unavoidable at times. When you are aware that changing relationships can increase the likelihood of conflict, you can work to avoid it. 

  • Talk with older parents about how they want to age; 
  • Allow parents to make as many decisions as possible; and 
  • Focus on positivity.

As parents get older, new needs for their physical and mental health may emerge. Caregivers, including adult children, can promote healthier aging by understanding how to assist their aging parents by providing what they require and avoiding what they do not want.

Keith

“Now we rest easy knowing our mom is well cared for.”

Mom has Alzheimer’s, and my stepdad’s declining health meant he ...
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Keith

“Now we rest easy knowing our mom is well cared for.”

Mom has Alzheimer’s, and my stepdad’s declining health meant he could no longer care for her in their home. Once we moved her to Mercy House, the doctors saw her health improve to the point it was two years earlier. Now my brother and I rest easy knowing ourmom is happy and well cared for.
Keith
Keith
Anna

“It was an easy transition and we’ve never looked back.”

Mom was not getting the care she needed in the nursing home. ...
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Anna

“It was an easy transition and we’ve never looked back.”

Mom was not getting the care she needed in the nursing home. So we moved her to Mercy House. It was an easy transition and we’ve never looked back. Today, even in her final days, she’s a different person! She’s happy. She’s not alone. And she’s well cared for.
Anna
Anna
Thea

“I’m so grateful I found Mercy House. They really rescued me.”

Our family just couldn’t handle Mom’s dementia at home ...
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Thea

“I’m so grateful I found Mercy House. They really rescued me.”

Our family just couldn’t handle Mom’s dementia at home anymore. I wanted her to live out her final days in a real home, surrounded 24/7 by loving caregivers that felt like an extension of our own family. I found all of that, and more, at Mercy House. They really rescued me.
Thea
Thea