Of course, our parents raise us to be productive members of society and that means sacrificing a lot to ensure that we are well cared for and when our parents become older and enter their retirement years, it is our duty to do what we can to make our parents’ lives more comfortable. There are actually many ways that you can do just that, as we will outline in this article.
Supported Living Accommodation
There are established nursing homes that provide senior rehabilitation in the form of quality care homes in several Bangkok locations. A Google search will reveal the whereabouts of established care homes for the elderly and if you talk to your parents about the possibility of moving into a supported living facility. If you find a nursing home that seems suitable, why not take your parents for a short, informal tour? Of course, the level of care your mom or dad requires would depend on them and the care provider can offer a range of support services.
Your parents might be very well off, but if they are not, you should support them financially by sending them enough money every month so that they can afford the basics of life. Most people are very independent and are not comfortable asking their children for money, so you need to use your own judgement as to whether or not your parents are in need of financial support. If your parents are financially secure, they might require other kind of support, such as regular visits and a few outings. On the topic of money, here are a few money-saving tips for reducing household expenses.
Mental Health & Well-Being
It is important to check that your elderly parents do not have stressful situations in their lives and it isn’t always evident that people have anxiety. You know your parents very well and should either mom or dad seem a little distant, try to find out what is bothering them. Don’t take it for granted that all is well, rather ask questions to make sure that there are no underlying issues.
If you don’t have the time to visit your parents often, you can arrange to have a video call once or twice a week; VoIP video calls are completely free, which is great. If your parents so not have a smartphone or computer, why not buy them one and show dad how to make a video call.
Send Surprise Gifts
Everyone loves a surprise and if you know your mom or dad want a specific thing, you could order it online and have it delivered to their home address. It could be a birthday, or Mother’s or Father’s Day, or no special occasion, you can send your parents a surprise gift to make their day.
Here is some information about how Thailand is preparing for an aging society, which is an essential aspect of society.