Things to Do For Elderly Parents When You Visit for the Holidays
What can you do for elderly parents when you visit them for the holidays?
Obviously this question only applies to parents who are living independently in their own house.
Also...this is limited to projects that can reasonably be completed over a long weekend.
What tasks are their that a Home Health Aid who visits a few times a week wouldn't see as her job, that might be easier for you then for an 80 year old?
I'd ask my parents, but they have a good sense of what I can and can't do for them on a long weekend. They don't seem to realize that sometimes the thing that's easier for them isn't the thing that's easier for me. (Moving that heavy crate is easier for me then sorting through it, troubleshooting the computer is easier then baking, driving a long distance on the highway at night is easier then navigating the maze like streets of the neighboring city where they grew up.)