Senior care is a personal choice that families shouldn’t take lightly. It can seem better to provide all the care that your mom and dad need, but that can end up costing you a lot emotionally, physically, and financially. Senior care could be your best option for these reasons.
You Don’t Stop Working
As your parents’ abilities decline, some family caregivers find themselves switching from full-time to part-time work. Others quit their jobs completely. This puts your retirement fund at risk. It affects your income. The loss of income can change your current lifestyle and put a strain on relationships.
It’s Hard for Your Parents to Be Lonely
It’s not a guarantee that a caregiver will prevent all cases of loneliness. With regular companionship visits, it’s harder for your parents to feel lonely. You won’t feel as guilty when you just don’t have time to stop by due to your work schedule or family obligations.
No One Has to Move
If you’re going to care for your parents, you may need to talk about moving. Either your parents move in with you or you move in with them. That’s a house to sell. Items will need to be stored or sold. Items you’re keeping must fit into the home you’ll now share.
They Have Someone Checking in Regularly
It is often nerve-wracking when it’s very hot or very cold. You worry that your mom and dad aren’t eating enough. You don’t know if they’re staying hydrated. The furnace may have stopped working. So many things could be happening. With caregivers stopping by on a regular schedule, you don’t have to worry.
They Maintain Their Independence
With caregivers helping them with daily chores, your parents age at home safely and confidently. It boosts their independence. They don’t have to move. They don’t have to rely on their children for assistance.
You and Your Parents Maintain the Same Roles
When you become your parents’ caregiver, you’ll find that roles become blurred. You’re used to being the child and they’re the parents. As a caregiver, you end up sounding more like a parent at times, and your parents may not appreciate being told what needs to get done. When there’s a senior care aide helping with daily tasks, you maintain the roles of parents and child.
Arranging senior care takes little time. It all starts with a call. Talk to a senior care representative. You’ll learn more and get answers to all your questions. It’s an easy and effective way to see if senior care is right for your parents.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Senior Care in China Grove, NC, contact the caring professionals at Tender Hearted Home Care today. Call us at (704) 207-0265.
I have enjoyed volunteering my time as the President of the Rowan County Home School Association, assisting with the Parkinson’s Support Group, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Pregnancy Support Center, MOPS International, Capstone Recovery Center, Kairos Outside, Celebrate Recovery, various church committees and going on a mission trip to Moldova. I am a member of the Rowan County Council on Aging, Meals on Wheels board member, REACH of Rowan County, HIPSS of Davidson County, Second Tuesday Business Group and several Christian Business Life Groups.
I am passionate about serving others and providing the most compassionate care possible, as I would want for my own family. I love relaxing with my husband, Peter, and my two dogs, Yoyo and Terra Cotta.
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