Bringing up the issue of assisted living can often be an uncomfortable topic for adult children and their parents, but it's an important step to take when preparing for a family's future. Expert Trey Bower recently shared some tips for those who are about to have this conversation.
"Generally you don't want to force this on someone, especially if they have been caring for themselves for upwards of 50 years.
Maybe you can start off with some home care provider come into your home maybe a few times a week. This could postpone things - then it gets them in the idea that maybe help isn't so bad," he told NBC 11 News.
Experts recommend that families follow the 40/70 rule, which means that by the time a child is 40 and a parent is around 70, the conversation should be started.
Another topic that should be covered is finances. TheNational.ae recommends that families discuss life and health insurance, as well as senior housing options, but recommends that the exchange take the form of a conversation, rather than a confrontation.