Aging Parents: A Personal Journey

Bringing your aging parents in to live with you is not an easy decision and not a choice for everyone, but let’s face it…. after 80+ years of age, some seniors need oversight. Fortunately, my husband and I had a loving relationship with my parents, and we got along well. It made sense for us to create an ADL-compliant suite for them in the home that we were building. They were happy to join our household. This living transition did take some getting used to for all of us. At the time, my husband worked more than full-time in the medical field. I worked four days a week as the Independent Living Senior Residence Director. Given my educational background in Speech Pathology and Audiology and several years of experience working with aging seniors, I was the best fit to assume the role of overseeing the care of my parents. 

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