When you are the primary caregiver of your elderly parent, you face the constant struggle of handling the care of your mom or dad. If you have a family of your own as well, then the work grows exponentially, as does the guilt. You can find yourself continually struggling, choosing between the needs of your spouse and children, and those of your parent. Some days you may feel on top of the world and in control. Other days can find you hiding in your bedroom with a box of dark chocolate and a glass of red wine. The stress may be worse for those whose loved ones suffer from dementia.
Finding help is possible. Sometimes it can come in the form of family members. Approaching a brother, sister, or another family member to ask for help is not an admission of defeat on your part. Instead, it can be a fantastic way to reduce your stress and even help foster a sense of community with your family members. The home healthcare professionals at Home Instead Senior Care bring relief to families with respite care. We support families and their loved ones through these challenging times of life.
Get some peace of mind back when you reach out for help from family. Use these tips and suggestions to get the assistance you need:
Talking to the family is just the beginning. Another option or additional step is to use the services of a home care professional from Home Instead Senior Care Mississauga. Our trained caregivers are ready to step in and give you and your family the assistance needed to ensure your aging loved one gets what they need to live as independently as possible.
Call us at (905) 276-2273 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care we deliver each day to families in our Mississauga community.
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