Aging parents are living longer than ever and it creates a new need for their adult children: you have to know what to do with the many crises that come up. As our aging parents reach their 80′s and 90′s or beyond, we are going to be faced with their issues. They will likely involve declining health, legal matters and financial problems. Sometimes people just outlive their assets and a crisis is created.
At other times, a fall or sudden health problem brings us into the picture.
Adult children often find themselves unprepared for these crisis situations. Their parents may have been unable to even face the possibility of an emergency or the adult children don’t like to think about it and avoid planning because it is scary. Either way, you end up with no planning and no information and it makes a difficult situation even worse.
We would like to help.
The concept of preparing for an aging parent crisis or emergency is not discussed very much, but we think everyone will do better if you can plan for it. If crises and aging parents weren’t inevitable, we wouldn’t need this. But we all know we have to face trouble sooner or later. Crises are part of life. The likelihood that you, personally, will need to handle a crisis with your aging parent rises with each passing year of their lives. We know this firsthand. Mikol’s mom, Alice is turning 90 and we have already experienced several crisis situations with her.
The price of having to deal with your aging parent in trouble when you have no idea what to do is a heavy burden on you. Guilt, panic and feeling helpless are some of the consequences. If you could avoid those feelings with a small amount of careful thought and a plan, wouldn’t you do it?
We want to make it easy for you, so we have created a free half hour webinar, Parent Crises – How To Cope.
Our object in doing the webinar is to help you understand what you are going to need in a crisis, how to get the information, what to do with it when you get it and how to make decisions at a time of heavy stress.
For those who want to take this learning to the next level, we will also offer a more formal and detailed seminar at a later date for hands-on crisis planning with tools we created especially for you. We will provide them at that seminar.
Until next time,
Dr. Mikol Davis