This valuable resource will get you started with caring for your aging parents! Here's a sneak peak of what you'll get in this checklist:
STARTING THE CONVERSATION!
Starting difficult conversations with your aging parents about their needs and wishes as they age is really tough! It can be hard to know what to say, and when you do get started, it can be hard to know where to take the conversation.
Whether you're stuck even before you start the conversation or struggling to keep the conversation going, this free checklist will give you strategies every step of the way!
OVERVIEW OF LIVING ENVIRONMENTS
Have you heard of different types of living environments for older adults, like board and care or personal care homes, but have no clue what types of living environments actually exist for older adults? Or, what the difference is between them?
This checklist gives an overview of the different types of living environments.
Surprise! The majority of older adults DO NOT live in Nursing Homes!
LIST OF ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS
Overwhelmed by all of the paperwork you need to gather to care for your loved ones? This checklist includes a list of the different legal, insurance, medical, and financial documents you'll need to gather.
STRATEGIES FOR CARING FOR YOURSELF, TOO!
It can be hard to make time for yourself when caring for others! In fact, it can seem like everybody else's needs are more critical than your own. This checklist includes strategies for self-care! Because you deserve some TLC, too!
"This is so much more than a checklist! I've always had a complicated relationship with my dad and now I'm in a position of helping him and I had no idea where to start. Dr. Koepp's checklist gave me really helpful tips and reminded me that it's ok to take care of myself, too!"
If you're caring for aging parents, you probably have a million questions but don't know who to ask. You might be be feeling overwhelmed, out of your element, like you're giving more than you get, and just plain burned out!
I'm here to help! This free Caring for Aging Parent's Checklist will get you started with managing the most complicated situations with your aging parents.
In this checklist, I share recommendations that use the most up to date research and resources that you can trust. This is my promise to you!
I'm Dr. Regina Koepp. I'm a Stanford-trained, Board Certified Clinical Psychologist and a Professor of Gerontology (that’s a fancy word for the study of aging and older adults). I care about you and your family, which is why created this checklist... just for you!