A Conversation about Difficult Conversations with your Parent

You say, “Dad, I’m afraid I have to take your car keys”

He says, “Over my dead body!”

Does this sound familiar?

In this episode of Wisdom from the Porch, you will learn how to have tough conversations with your aging parent.  Ron Yukelson and David Wood have a great conversation on how to put your parent at ease and pave the way for care and other common roadblocks.

WISDOM FROM THE PORCH, A Podcast About Life and Aging 

Wisdom from the Porch is a podcast designed to provide an opportunity to explore healthy aging and lifestyle choices available to older adults and their families. Wisdom from the Porch is brought to you by Wilshire Health & Community Services in San Luis Obispo, California, where we help people live a better life through services like hospice, home health, conflict resolution & in-home social-emotional support.



David Wood, Owner, SLO Caregivers
David Wood, Owner, SLO Caregivers

San Luis Obispo Caregivers was created in memory of my Grandfather, Tracy Gordon Wood II. My mission is to honor him by providing trustworthy, compassionate, and competitively priced caregiving services to seniors in my community. After 25 years in the financial industry and the decision to leave behind a successful 6-year position as the Chief Operating Officer of SESLOC Federal Credit Union, I created San Luis Obispo Home Care. This decision served my desire to make a difference and support the growing needs of seniors in my community. As my business grew and I leaned heavily on my financial background, I realized there was a much more cost-effective way to provide seniors with the care they deserve. This realization led to the creation of San Luis Obispo Caregivers, a referral agency and SLO Senior Placement, a free resource for families looking for independent or assisted living options for seniors. Ultimately, I listen, assess your situation and recommend various options that are available for your family.