Caring for your parents can be challenging. Most children regardless of their age, do not know how to take care of their elderly parents. These are some basic things you should know about self-care:
1. What are ADLs?
ADLs are activities of daily living. These are things that every person should be able to do for themselves each day. If an elderly person starts to fail, they will not be able to do one or more of the ADLs.
Look out for ADLs of your parents
a. Personal hygiene: Bathing, grooming, oral, nail and hair care.
b. Continence management: A person’s mental and physical ability to properly use the bathroom. c. Dressing: A person’s ability to select and wear proper clothes for different occasions.
d. Feeding: Whether a person can feed themselves or needs assistance.
e. Ambulating: The extent of a person’s ability to change from one position to the other and to walk independently.
Elder Law attorneys of Sirkin Law Group handle the legal and care aspects of people’s lives. We can connect you to geriatric care managers, professional fiduciaries and other elder providers to assist you in managing your parent’s care. More about conservatorships here.
During the stay-at-home orders, we are available to speak with you by phone, FaceTime and Zoom. The initial eldercare consultation is always free. Call Sirkin Law at 818.340.4479.
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