No child imagines that their parents will grow older and be unable to care for themselves. Children are basically always their parent’s children even when they realize their parents need help. Many times this results in children becoming the primary caregiver for one or both parents.
If you are able to take care of your elderly parent or parents at home without sending them to a nursing home or assisted living, it is the best solution for them, but not necessarily for you. It takes patience, understanding and outside help.
When you want to truly care for your elderly mother or father it is important to first take care of yourself. If you have children of your own, it is also crucial to maintain some kind of balance in the home if your parents move in with you.
What can you do for yourself and your family to take some of the frustration and stress out of this situation? You can hire full time or part time elder care Denver services to help maintain sanity in your home and provide some respite for you and your family.
You do not want to feel as though your parent is a burden to you, and you will if you do not take the proper steps and take time for yourself. You should not feel guilty for hiring help because it is not good for you to sacrifice your emotional or physical health trying to do it all on your own.
It is wise to determine your needs for help when you are seeking in-home services for elder care. It is also wise to know you are choosing a service provider that provides qualified, screened caregivers that can meet the level of care required for your parents when you cannot be there for them.
- Companion care services for emotional support, social interaction, light housework and meal preparation, errands, medication and appointment reminders, respite (relief) for the primary caregiver and the family and to lessen the feeling of isolation and loneliness.
- Personal care assistance to help with personal hygiene and grooming, wound dressing, feeding, transfer and repositioning, taking walks and to ensure safety in the home.
- If you are a primary caregiver in need of relief, contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.