Moving Back Home: Make Your Role As A Caregiver Easier With These Simple Steps

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Moving Back Home

Q: I’m moving back home to live with my parents, in part to help take care of them. What can I do to ease the transition for both parties?

When you find your-self back with your parents, both parties can feel as if they’ve journeyed back in time to a more complicated place. Here are some things to keep in mind that will help make the transition as smooth as possible:

•    Allow your parents to maintain some level of self-sufficiency. Why? Because if mom or dad starts to feel useless or bullied, you will see an even greater decline in their physical and mental health and well-being. This can sometimes trigger depression, so don’t start treating them like they’re your children.

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