Helping Our Aging Loved Ones
People are living longer and there are many different issues to face when parents move into their 70s, 80s and 90s. Family dynamics change when adults become the support system or caretakers of their aging parents and there is a lot to learn with respect to this phase of life for all the family members involved.
My passion for the elderly started when I was a very young person and I spent many years volunteering in homes for aging people. I was able to expand my knowledge and enhance my experiences when I decided to get a Masters in Gerontology. In this program I learned about all the different aspects of healthy aging and what potential issues people struggle with during the aging process. I hold a space for family members to freely share their expressions of grief, uncertainty and concern about this unique time in their lives.