I live my life by plans. They help steer me in the right direction and maintain my focus.
When our parents age and reach a point where they are physically weak, cognitive thinking is fuzzy and you see that living on their own is a challenge it's time to come up with a plan for them.
It's a difficult subject to broach but one that needs to be had - what to do when you can't live at home alone anymore.
Take the time to have a long and serious discussion about moving out or getting in-home care. Assisted living residence, a seniors home or in-home nursing care?
One way resilience is achieved is by planning so have the conversation with your parents and understand their options - visit retirement or assisted living homes in their neighbourhood or meet with at-home nursing care while your mom or dad is still well and welcomes the idea.
The last thing you want is to be planning when your parent is in crisis and the options are limited or moves need to be done in a rush.