Every family situation is unique. Our advice is to start slowly and be specific as to the area in which you want their agreement. It is very hard for seniors to acknowledge they need help with tasks they have been very capable of performing. Show them how they could benefit from the service without taking away their control of the situation. Consider choosing something that is not too threatening or intrusive at first. You may also encourage them to hire someone to help with something you can no longer maintain due to your commitments at work or with your own children’s schedules. The idea is to get them used to trusting outside resources. If this initial experience is good, they may be more willing to allow additional outside services.