Entries by Physicians Choice

The Cost of Taking Care of Elderly Parents at Home

The Cost of Taking Care of Elderly Parents at Home The most common questions we get at Physician’s Choice Private Duty are around cost. Specifically, if our parents want to stay at home in their later years, how can we afford to make it happen? For your reference, here are some atrticles on how to […]

When an Aging Parents Refuses Care

It is only natural that adult children would want to do what is best for their aging parents. After all, their parents raised them and worked hard to give them the best life possible. In light of this fact, many adult children are taken off guard when their parents react negatively to any talk of […]

What to Do When an Aging Parent Won’t Listen

What to Do When an Aging Parent Won’t Listen This month we’re focused on the communication challenges that happen when an adult child tries to help a parent. It’s a real issue and since most of us only get to have these conversations once or twice, it’s hard to develop any expertise on your own. […]

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Taking the Car Away From an Elderly Parent

Taking the Car Away From an Elderly Parent Talking to an elderly parent about giving up the car keys can be very traumatic for both the parent and the adult child. Parents see losing their ability to drive as losing their independence and adult children wonder if they are doing the right thing. They also […]

CNA, LPN, RN: Who Will Best Care for My Elderly Parent?

CNA, LPN, RN: Who Will Best Care for My Elderly Parent? Making the decision to hire in-home care for an elderly parent can be overwhelming. No matter how sure you are that you have made the right decision to keep your loved one at home, there are still a number of unknowns. One of the […]

Home Care Options Explained

Home Care Options Explained There are several options available to those who have an elderly parent being cared for at home. You can find a list of resources that will help explain the language that caregivers use when designing an in home care program. One article in particular is worth digging into further. Home Care […]

Hiring a Caregiver for In-Home Help

Links to help with Hiring a Caregiver for In-Home Help When a family hires an in-home caregiver to take care of an elderly parent or loved one, they are often unfamiliar with what type of care their parent needs. The process can especially overwhelming when a family is unfamiliar with the types of caregivers available. The […]