“Growing old is not for sissies.”
I hear this often and have said it myself. Among the many challenges of aging is knowing when to seek help and how to accept it graciously.
Most often, the source of help is an adult child (or children) who may not be in a position to satisfy all the physical and emotional needs of an aging parent (or parents). Advanced old age can create a role reversal: children who once required a nurturing parent must now nurture their parents.