Solo caregiving takes a toll on both parties. What starts out as an act of compassion and loyalty can deteriorate into a role that exceeds the best efforts of one person.
Reframing the situation from a new vantage point helps aging parents to see how far out of control things have become, a reconsideration of the challenges as well as what could make things better.
Focus on what’s working and why. This is the good news. Then consider areas that are drifting out of control and why. Emphasize there are choices that can help shore up control while enhancing quality of life.