Debra Poepping, MA, LMFT - Counseling Services

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Caregiving Aging Parents


Caregiving Aging Parents
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Caregiving Aging Parents

Caregiving isn’t just about showing up to visit with your aging parents once in awhile.  The scenario usually includes a change in health status (a fall, an illness, an incident) that sends a family into a crisis mode. Accelerated learning includes the practical issues – finances, insurance and living arrangements.  There is also a new language to be deciphered – DPOA, POLST, Living Wills.  In the middle of taking care of the most urgent needs, bigger issues can emerge. Emotions start bubbling up – some old, some new.