As your parents age, you might feel a bit of a role reversal. Just as your safety was their first priority when you were learning to ride a bike or first got your driver’s license, you might be worried about their safety now.
You can’t always be there to help them, and you know a medical alert device could help. But you also know your parents might need some convincing.
Our video offers tips for combatting the four most common reasons a senior gives for not getting a medical alert device.
- Talking to Mom & Dad: Talking to a parent about getting a medical alert system is important, but can be difficult and emotional. Try starting the conversation with these tips.
- Advice for New Caregivers: We asked some experienced caregivers to share the advice they wish they’d had when they started caring for their elderly parents.
- Why Won’t Seniors Accept Help: Understanding why the elderly refuse help enables us to be more compassionate and effective helping aging parents and others who object to assistance.