Prepare for Adult Care

Preparing to care for an aging parent or family member is not always possible. When it is, we recommend you learn as much as you can about your parents’ needs and wishes before a crisis arises.

Here are some issues that may be helpful to discuss with your aging parent or family member:


  1. Parent(s) current health issues
  2. Future health prognosis
  3. Family health history if not already known
  4. Living will or health directives in place?
  5. Names and types of providers your parents have in place
  6. Medication they take & questions about any allergies or reactions to medications