Assist your parents by providing information for them to consider. Use your Internet and professional skills to ensure they understand all options. Then, support the informed decision they make.
You can help with the emotional issues through patient, thoughtful conversation with your parents. Ask open-ended questions and listen to the answers. Sometimes the best way to help is by being present and supportive, not necessarily “solving” problems but assisting with decision making.
- Help them envision the next ten years. What services will they need? What do they want their life to look like?
- Help them make the comparison.
- Help gather resources and information.
- Help with the sale of their home.