Adopting Your Parents:
What to Know Before Taking the Plunge
Have You Been Thinking About Taking Care of Your Parents?
Taking care of aging parents is a noble undertaking, but are you (and your parents) suited to the arrangement? It could enrich your relationship and the lives of everyone involved, or it could break your relationship.
Even in the most loving families, conflicts arise when two families are brought together under one roof (or two roofs close together)! Living in close proximity, issues that you never considered before crop up and tend to niggle. That niggle can easily develop into a huge problem. Beyond doubt, it’s a big decision; arguably one of the biggest decisons you will ever make.
The bottom line is this:
There Are Things You NEED To Know
Taking The Plunge!
If you are like most other people, you
don’t even know what you don’t know!
…or where to go to find the questions to ask.
The question is, how do you get to know these things that you aren’t even aware of yet?
You can learn the things to watch out for as well as read about actual experiences that will help you go forward with your eyes wide open.
Melanie Ambrose is not a social worker, nurse, or psychologist—she is probably much like you, a daughter who cared about her parents. She went through just what you are considering now.
“This book is a must read for anyone considering taking care of their parents.
Not everyone has the desire or financial resources for their parents to spend their final years in an assisted living community or a nursing home. Many of our parents have an aversion to going to an ‘old people’s home.’ I have heard children say, ‘I would die before I put my parent into a nursing home.’
No matter whether it is due to financial resources or personal beliefs that you are choosing to have your parent(s) move in with you; this book will give you food for thought. It will bring up questions that need to be discussed before you move in together.
Adopting Your Parents, is not meant to persuade you one way or the other. It simply and eloquently brings up issues to consider that will help you make the right decision for both you and your parents. I highly recommend this book.”
Certified Senior Advisor
Melanie knows about the reality of what you are contemplating better than anyone who hasn’t been through it. Not only that, but she cared for both her parents until they died at 88 and 93 respectively.
Realizing that most people make the decision to care for their parents without the consideration it deserves—recognizing that they will become old and frail and all that this entails—Melanie decided to write this book to help both children and their aging parents decide whether living together is a good idea.