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.