Having been caregiver to many, my elderly mother deserved excellent personal care. That's what I promised, then proved to be incompetent. I placed her in a home for the elderly, and then what?
When I was unexpectedly thrust into the world of caregiving, these are some things I learned that I wish I knew beforehand.
Being a caregiver for the elderly in your home is stressful. I am a home care attendant for a senior and hope these tips I learned from the in-home nurses will build your confidence in caring for your loved one.
Some of us are now caring for our aging moms and dads for a longer duration than they took care of us as children. As caretakers know all to well, it takes enormous patience and goodwill. The job becomes even more challenging if we had a rocky history with our parents as kids and now feel resentful.
Nine things you can do to keep yourself physically strong, mentally alert, and emotionally stable in order to keep up with the demands of caregiving.