As a child with an elderly parent who struggles with their day-to-day activities, life can begin to take a toll on you. Your nights quickly turn into mornings; what once was a brief check-in, has now turned into weekends spent caring for your mom or dad. You truly care and want to help, but they have begun to require more than you are able to give. You are only one person and you have your own set of life responsibilities to tend to.
Adult children with parents who require assistance often feel emotionally worn-out, but they believe it is their duty as the child. Many begin to feel strong guilt for even considering the topic of additional care for their parent. Although many tasks may be manageable, as the days continue, the duties become more demanding and the time just isn’t available for adult children with their own families and careers.
In-home senior care is considered to be many children’s “saving grace” when it comes to assistance for their parents. In-home care allows your mother or father to stay in their own home while receiving the help and companionship they need. Caregivers can provide assistance and care for your loved one to any extent, whether it’s just a few hours during the day while you go to work or for an extended period of time on a consistent basis.
In-home care is the best alternative to a senior care facility. As a child, you don’t have to feel the guilt of “putting your mother into a home.” Your parents can maintain their independence and you can be offered peace of mind. Put your fears, guilt and stress aside and give us a call.
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