Last column I discussed the challenge for both parent and child as an aging parent loses the ability to care for him or herself. In some cases, the parent may have only nominal limitations. In others, a parent may be fully incapacitated.
A parent may be mentally capable of handling any situation; and physically capable of handling most. However, due to limited mobility -- for example – assistance is still necessary. A trip to the bank now requires coordination of the parents and child’s schedule. Even when a child is willing to transport an otherwise immobile parent, it is not always convenient . . . for either party.