Taking care of Mom and Dad

December 23, 2013 — This week on For Your Benefit , Dr. Michael Creedon, professor of gerontology and 26-year presenter on life changes, joins host Bob Leins for a show focused on taking care of “Mom and Dad.”

Dr. Creedon has spent his career working to improve programs and services for the elderly. The show addresses these topics:

  • Older people are adults
  • Your job is to help them to have choices
  • Caregiving is a family affair
  • Tough love may be necessary
  • Be good to yourself
  • Learn about service resources
  • Long-distance care
  • Home adaptation
  • Moving a parent
  • Preparing for the future


These are especially relevant as families spend more time together during the holidays and may see changes in a family member as they age.