Taking care of an elderly parent can become extremely stressful, especially when health is concerned. Many elderly parents feel they can take care of themselves without help, since they have been able to do so for many years prior. Adult children taking care of their elderly parents can also feel uncomfortable about the role reversal, not wanting to alienate them. It is, however, very important to keep track of their doctor appointments and medications. As we age we tend to have more frequent lapses in memory, which can be very detrimental to their well-being if they are put in charge of their own health. Missing medications or doctor appointments can have serious effects. If you are unable to attend these appointments, a Long Beach homecare company can provide assistance.