Welcome to Bringing Parents Home. We are here to help you with the transition of bringing your elderly parents into your home.
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Parent Expectations

Your parent will be losing the home and freedom they have enjoyed all their life.  Most likely, in the past few years they have come to understand the changes happening and are willing to have help. Having an open and frank conversation about the situation and expected needs will help to prepare both of you for the changing future. It’s important for communication to stay open. When people are expecting a certain behavior or action and wait quietly, the resulting frustration is totally counter-beneficial to both parties. Since the opportunity to provide care may last years, it’s important to start off on the right foot and keep adjusting expectations as health conditions change.

Joan Shelley, AGPCNP-BC, a Marquette Graduate, ANCC Board Certified in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care, has joined Dr Fitzgerald at Lake Country Private Medical as a health care provider and is currently accepting new patients. Adding to years of Critical Care, Joan has over 23 yrs experience in the Oconomowoc area with home care and hospice patients. She is excited to be able to provide in clinic as well as home visits.