What do aging parents want?
As our parents age we worry about them. We worry about them driving at night, we worry about them cooking the right meals, we worry about them taking medication. As we begin to notice their aging we start expressing our concern for their wellbeing. However there is a difference between caring and controlling. Consider these key points:
1. We all want to be cared about, but fear being cared for
2. Do not make a parent feel defensive
3. Make time to visit, not to check up on them
4. Old age is not responsible for every misstep in daily life