Imagine a scale where one end of the spectrum is: Ignore/do nothing the middle is: keep help within family and friends, and the other end is: Adding help from outside our circle.
Each choice has “pros” & “cons” to consider: Ignore/Do nothing: This means nothing changes. You can continue on as is. However, that certain something you noticed is still there and waiting may cause it to be a bigger challenge later.
Keep help within family and friends: This means everyone can pull together to help out. This can work great provided it works great over the long term. Family dynamics, schedule conflicts, guilt or pressure can be a big cost to the success of the plan.
Adding help from outside your circle: Evaluate what is needed and where are the gaps that family can’t do. Compare the costs of service against the impact on your time, energy, relationships, and the type of support needed.
This is intended to give you some food for thought when building your own plan for supporting your aging loved one. If you need some extra support, feel free to reach out.
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