Are you Ready for the Change of Season and a Time to Plan Ahead?
Many parents in our country are sending kids back to school after Labor Day weekend. The Labor Day celebration usually marks the end of summer and the changing of season is also the beginning of sporting events and the preparation of harvest and new things to come. Daylight will get shorter and nights will get colder…
After a whole summer of resting, playing, vacationing and maybe time with grandparents, our children are ready to face new friends, new teachers and new classes for the year. Like most parents, you probably were shopping this past week for school supplies and new school attires for your children. You were preparing them for the new school year.
As you are sending your kids off to school, are you feeling like “I’m here and my aging parents are there”?
Have you been struggling with the issue of how can you help your parents when they need you?
They are so far away and you have enough on your plate with the demands at work and home.
Seniors often feel like they can’t do things for themselves because they feel the task is too big. They are overwhelmed with some basic tasks and responsibilities. They are often seeking for help…but where are their help coming from?
Distant care giving is a problem for many who have aging parents…should I be here with my kids while they need me or should I go to my aging parents? How do you address these issues? How do you prepare yourself and your parents for this season?
With the recent hurricane in unexpected places like the North East States and the Earthquake scare in the same area, many citizens; young and old are shaken with unpreparedness. Nightly news on TV and even Twitter have live streams showing shoppers going into stores to get their food supplies and essentials before the storm came.
Wouldn’t it be less stressful if we were more prepared?
Many seniors are not prepared for emergencies and disasters because they don’t know where to start? Once, a long time ago, your parents were the ones who taught you ‘how to fish’. Is it time to teach your parents the same skills they taught you years ago?
Those are hard truths…yet lack of communication or the separation because of distance may be the blocks to helping your aging parents stay prepared and care for.
I’ve seen seniors in my town, on wheel chair in grocery stores, driving their scooters with a little basket in front. There is not much that can fit into the little basket. Some will be pushing their shopping cart walking slowly or with a caregiver helping them with their shopping needs.
Am I describing your aging parents?
You, the daughter living in Indiana, and your aging parents living in Florida by themselves… are they occasionally getting help from outsiders that you don’t even know?
While you are taking on your everyday tasks with work and family responsibilities, we would like to help you by sending you a checklist on how to prepare your aging parents for emergency and disaster.
What is your first step in helping prepare your aging parents?
We started Keeping in Touch Solutions because we see the need of aging parents and we want to make our services available to you at an affordable price, so that caring for your aging parents will not be compromised.
We are your first step in helping your loved ones stay independent and in their current living environment longer. Nothing helps more than to know that they are safe in their own home and in a familiar place.
Do you know that by helping your aging parents prepare, you are actually giving them a gift. No gift is more important than the gift of preparation and assurance.
Starting this month, we will be sending out a different checklist each week to help you prepare your aging parents for an emergency or natural disaster. We want to help you plan ahead.
Like the Chinese Proverb said: “Dig you well before you are thirsty.” Grab our first checklist today!
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Look forward to helping you prepare!
Diana Beam is an entrepreneur with a vision and a heart for the elderly. She has more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, long term care administrator, home health care pioneer, senior real estate specialist and owner of Keeping in Touch Solutions. Her passion is to see working women and men with elderly parents set free from guilt of not having time or proximity to their aging parents and helping the elderly with their aging needs and transition challenges. Diana lives in Indiana with her husband Ron and they have 3 grown children, 2 grandsons and a golden retriever named Hope and a calico cat named Ms Dottie. Grab her free report, 7 ways to provide maximum support to your parents, today. If you’d like to learn more about Diana and how she helps elderly clients through Keeping in Touch Solutions, check out her website at www.