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When determining what is needed to assist your elderly loved one, try to analyze his or her needs.
What are your loved ones wishes and desires
How strong is the person?
Is he or she able to be left alone at times?
Can the person walk without assistance?
Is he or she subject to falls?
Organize a family meeting, if available. If not, meet with the elderly person to analyze the care needed.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|