Have you determined what your role and responsibilities would be as a caregiver?
Do you have the time to take care of an older person at this stage of your life?
Do you and your family agree about you becoming a caregiver?
If you can't get outside or back-up help, are you prepared to leave work for a period of time if needed?
If they are moving in with you, will you be able to make the physical modifications that might be necessary, such as putting in ramps to accommodate a wheelchair?
Are you and other family members able to communicate and get along with the older loved one?
If your loved one has cognitive decline, becomes depressed or is abusive to others, will you and your family be able to handle these situations?
Are you prepared to deal with medical emergencies and make medical decisions?
Do you get along well with your loved one's health care professionals?
Have you determined if you need a power of attorney for your loved one and made sure there is a will?