It is our duty to take care of our parents, just as they did when we were growing up. This thanksgiving, we must not forget that they raised us to be the people we are today. That is why the law professionals at The Law Offices of Martha Patterson want to make sure you are expressing your gratitude by taking care of them.
Caring For Elderly Parents
Aging is a fact of life, and it affects all families. As adult children, when imagining our parents as seniors, we may not fully comprehend the extent to which their aging will affect them or how it will affect us. Indeed, if they are already seniors and still in good health and living independently, we may not feel any dramatic changes or concerns. However, the time does come when the effects of aging become more evident, and long-term care may be needed.
Help With Daily Living
Essentials necessary to the dignity and physical and emotional well-being of our elderly parents are to ensure their daily living requirements are met effectively. The basic ADL activities are typically listed as:
- Functional Mobility
- (moving while performing activities, getting in and out of bed, in and out of a chair)
- Bathing or Showering
- Personal Hygiene
- (includes brushing/styling hair, shaving, grooming activities)
- Toilet Hygiene
- (includes getting to the toilet, self-cleaning, getting up from the toilet)
If they have impaired mobility and health issues that make it difficult or impossible for them to take care of these ADLs independently, then you need to find them the appropriate help. Whether it’s providing care (you or someone else who is qualified) or investing in the proper equipment and accessories to help them continue doing daily tasks independently, be aware that there are many choices and options available.
Contact Us Today!
Our team of elderly law professionals wants to make sure you and your loved one are prepared when it comes to caring for the elderly. Martha Patterson is certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. There are only 32 Attorneys in California with this National Certification, which requires an attorney to prove their legal expertise and extensive experience providing services to clients in all areas of elder law, including trusts, wills, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, disability planning, Medicaid (Medi-Cal), ‘veterans’ benefits, Social Security, Medicare, and retirement benefits. Call today and schedule an appointment!