Posted on 22 June 2011.
By NANCY WAITE-KAHN
When asked where we would like to live as we get older, most of us say we would like to remain in the comfort and familiarity of our own homes. What should we be asking ourselves as we age, or to what should we be paying attention with our parents as they age?
Am I keeping up with my house and yard work and making or arranging for repairs? Am I able and do I care how it looks? Do I feel safe, comfortable and secure in my present environment? Have I fallen more than once in the past year, resulting in hospitalization? Am I happy with my current living situation? Do I see others or have visitors as often as I would like? Am I cooking and eating like I should? Do my children nag me about taking my own medicines, complain about my appearance and my clothing?
What’s actually needed for one keep living independently at home? Continue Reading