Patty Callahan with the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging says over the holidays, we may see our loved ones more frequently and can get input from other family members if there are concerns.
Kevin Craiglow with A-A-R-P Ohio says planning for a loved one’s future can be a difficult topic to discuss.
According to A-A-R-P, about half of all Americans in the workforce will be caring for an aging relative within the next five years. Craiglow has some advice for them.
Callahan says when talking with an aging relative or friend; remember their wishes and individual preferences are what’s most important. Local Area Agencies on Aging offer resources for people caring for loved ones, including information on home care services, health care and safety.
Family caregivers can also get useful tips from A-A-R-P's Caregiving Resource Center online, at aarp.org/caregiving.