Taking care of your mom or dad is a noble cause. They spent years doing the same for you. It seems fair to return the favour. Yet, being your parent’s caregiver is bound to take its toll on you and your relationships at some point of this journey. Running from your job to your loved one’s home and then on to your children’s activities can leave you exhausted. If you have a significant other, how do you fit in date night? Finding time for yourself can leave you feeling guilty. The opposite should be true!
Insisting on finding “me” time is crucial to help you manage an extremely busy and demanding life. You might be surprised to learn that taking time for yourself will give you more energy and better stress handling capabilities. When you are ready for a break but fear leaving Mom or Dad to their own devices, a Home Instead Senior Care Personal Support Worker (PSW) can help by providing respite care for as long as you need.
The Sandwich Generation is not going away anytime soon, so take steps to care for yourself while caring for your family. You will feel better and keep your health from deteriorating fast. Use these suggestions to get it done:
Take care of your senior loved one and your family better when you care for yourself. The stress and wear on your emotional and physical wellbeing should not be overlooked. Instead, take charge of your needs with senior care help from a professional caregiver from Home Instead Senior Care Etobicoke. Our PSWs work with families to ensure everyone can enjoy this season of life.
Call us at (416) 239-2200 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality home care we deliver each day to families in our Etobicoke community.
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