We still need the talk

When we left off last month, we were still talking about needing a little help and telling our adult children that we needed help.

Whether we are leaving our home to move to an independent living complex, whether we need a home health aide to come to our home or whether we might need to move to assisted living, any one of these can be traumatic, scary — and expensive.

Changes for aging parents can be challenging to adult children as well, so there may be all sorts of emotions flying around with parents’ changes or moves.

Perhaps you have decided that you really do not want to keep up the big house and yard. So, let’s start there.

You want to live independently, but you are just tired of taking care of the house and yard, shopping, cooking, laundry, keeping up with taxes and insurance. Or, perhaps you have lost a spouse and are now alone and lonely.

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