Getting Parents to Accept Help in the Home

Oh, the joy of independence!  The desire to hold on to their independence is truly one of the many reasons seniors are staying in their homes longer (or what today is called,  “aging in place”).  Here, in Boulder County, (Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette)  there are many senior services and non-profit agencies available to help our seniors stay happily and safely in their homes. Private pay help along with these resources can really help unless your parents say, “We don’t need / want the help”, or “I can’t / won’t pay for it”.

Some parents, truly, simply, do not have the money for care that would help them live in their homes independently. However, there are those who have the money, but want to leave as much money as possible to their children when they pass.  There are others who are stubbornly in denial that they need help at all. There are even some who would rather only have their children take care of them, which can sometimes, quickly become burdensome, given the complexity and fast pace of their children’s lives. Continue reading