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10 Questions to Ask Your Parent During What Will Be Your Legacy Month

Elder Care in Westborough MA

Caretaker and Elderly ManAugust is What Will Be Your Legacy Month. As a family caregiver this is a fantastic time for you to connect with your aging parent and have meaningful conversations with them that you can carry with you for years to come. Leaving a legacy is an important concept for most aging adults. Many worry that they will not be remembered or that the future generations will not know who they are. This can be emotionally challenging for a senior and make them feel nervous, anxious, and even depressed. Taking the time to help them build their legacy can give them peace of mind and make them feel more at ease.

Record their answers so that you can share them with your children, grandchildren, and other future generations in the future, as well as looking back on them yourself. Let these questions inspire you for things to ask your parent:

  • What do you remember most about your mother?
  • What do you remember most about your father?
  • What did you used to do with your siblings when you were younger?
  • What was your favorite holiday when you were a child?
  • Did you have any special traditions for this holiday that you particularly enjoyed?
  • What is your earliest childhood memory?
  • What did you want to be when you grew up?
  • Did you have any pets when you were younger?
  • When do you feel that you were the bravest in your life?
  • What are some of the biggest historical moments that you remember?

When you ask these questions, avoid guiding your loved one too much. Ask the question and then allow them to talk. You might find that when they begin to talk about one topic, memories will be triggered about another topic and they will begin to talk about that topic as well. Allow them to share with you what comes to mind and record as much of it as you can. You will treasure these stories later.

If you want to ensure that your aging parent leaves a legacy with your children and that they are able to look back on their relationship with their grandparent fondly, elder care may be a great choice to help you accomplish this goal.

Having non-medical caregivers in the home with your parent can allow you to plan activities, outings, and experiences that combine the generations so that they are able to spend quality time together and make memories that they will cherish well into the future. As you are caring for your children and ensuring that their needs are met, the non-medical caregiver can do the same for your parent. This gives you peace of mind that your elderly loved one has everything that they need in order to stay safe, healthy, comfortable, and happy at all times.

If you or an aging loved one are considering non-medical in-home care in Worcester, MA, call Griswold Home Care and speak to one of our caring staff members today. Call (508) 917-6649