My Dad, now 90, says that when I was a newborn, I looked so peaceful and still in my crib, he often checked to see if I was breathing. And now, sometimes when he is napping, he looks so quiet, I check to make sure he is breathing.
This link from professorshouse.com provides invaluable information for those of us who are parenting our parents. Being pro-active is key. (Our particular family situation was anything but that. And this is certainly a story to tell some day.)
In the meantime, I have been caring for Dad for the past 11 years. We have a great system down that works for us. And, thankfully, he is a cooperative Senior.
Are you a caretaker for a parent or an elderly member of your family? How do you manage this?
Yours in aging with class,