Going to See Mom or Dad for the First Time in Months

From: Relations PR & Marketing
Published: Sat Jan 17 2009


Is the mail unopened or are the unpaid bills piling up? Have the plants not been watered in weeks? Is the trash not taken out? While the holiday season is a traditional time for joy, laughter and family reunions, it is also a common time of worry for adult children concerned about their parents as they continue to age. It is very important for family members to be aware of the warning signs that it may be time to offer assistance to an aging loved one.

Explains Linda Tucker, Geriatric Care Manager and CEO of A Benefit To You, Inc, “Almost everyone wants to remain living independently at home for their entire life, but at some point, older person need assistance to feel safe and happy in their home. Holiday visits are a good time to assess what parents or elderly loved ones might need.”

If an older loved one has one or more warning signs such as declining memory, increased incidence of falling, decreased judgment or isolation, it may be time to talk to a professional about assessing the situation and discussing what type of care is needed.

A good place to start is consulting a geriatric care manager. These are people who specialize in assisting elderly people and their families through the minefield of complexities associated with elder care. Allowing a geriatric care manger to step in helps relieve family members of the stress and guilt associated with making tough decisions.

A Benefit To You, Inc. is a geriatric care management firm in Tampa that can plan and implement home care arrangements that allow for the greatest degree of dignity, independence, comfort and safety. For a comprehensive in-home assessment, visit www.abenefittoyou.com.

About A Benefit To You, Inc.
A Benefit To You is Tampa, Florida-based geriatric care management firm that specializes in assisting elderly people and their families through the minefield of complexities associated with elder care. They plan and implement home care arrangements that allow for the greatest degree of dignity, independence, comfort and safety. The professionally trained staff understands geriatric healthcare and how to access high quality, cost effective solutions. A Benefit To You Geriatric Care Managers can make a professional assessment, arrange for respected care services, find community resources and be a valuable source of information.
www.abenefittoyou.com

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