How to take care of parents if you are NRI

If you are NRI and live
abroad for your livelihood, you feel guilty as you can’t take care of your
parents even if you wish for something similar. They seek help from their
children in their older ages as they become weak physically and mentally.  Visiting them frequently by going to your
country is not always possible. On the other hand, some parents don’t want to
live with you aboard as they feel comfortable here. They can leave their
friends who live in India. They feel lonely and insecure as nobody is with them
when they need that care and security.

If you’re going to
a similar situation, you can take care of old parents if you are NRI as

Parents Should Be Healthy Forever

As your parents grow older, they
have to face health issues related to their ages. You can look as if they go to
routine checkups.  You can ask your
family doctor about your parent’s health every month. Keep their contact
details on your phone if you need their consultation in emergency cases.  If your parent’s health has worsened or their
physical condition is beyond repair due to diseases such as paralysis or
Alzheimer’s, you can appoint a nurse at a home. You can take feedback about
your parent’s health to that nurse by daily/weekly video calls.


Your Parents Needs

Watching TV and reading
books is not enough for your parents. They want to break their loneliness, and
they want the company of people of the same age. You can arrange tickets to
movies, plays, sports, art shows, cultural shows, Classical Music concerts. You
can inquire about nearby amusement parks, Nana-Nani Parks, and seminars. You
can organize an online reunion of their friends via video conferencing.


Care about Their

You can ask about their
financial needs. Check out their banking details if anything suspicious happens
to their accounts.  If they face
difficulties paying utility bills, you can pay them. You should pay their tax if
they are unable to do so. You can put a particular amount in their bank
accounts for their needy situations. As you take care of old parents if you are an NRI,
Their financial security is very important. 

Security Comes First

You can deploy the security
guard for them. Also, you can get feedback from the secretary of their colony
about their safety.  You should look out
for Police verification of house helpers, security guards, and in-house nurses
before appointing them. You can send the details of your parents to a nearby
police station. Ask your parents to keep security alarms or apps
in the home.

Their Loneliness

Your parents want just a light
conversation to fill their loneliness and emptiness. Communication is a better
solution to all worries. Take a break from your busy schedule and talk to your
parents for two hours. You can arrange video calls at a particular time. You
can ask if they are feeling good. Ask them about their health, routine
checkups, and financial conditions. Ask them if they feel difficulties in their
lives. Share their worry and problems with you. 
Arrange a light party with your children with them via video conference.
You can talk about the sweet memories of your childhood with them. You can seek
advice and suggestions from your parents about your current issues. They will
share their insights as they had a long term experience of their life.

So, to take care of your old parents if you are an NRI is
a very easy task, if you give your little time and little effort to your


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