Caring for your aging parents can be stressful in itself but the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has made it even more so. As the news changes and it is becoming more apparent that this crisis will last months, not weeks, more and more families are deciding to move their elderly loved ones home and hire caregivers to come to the home and offer additional support for a few hours per day, as an alternative to assisted living.
How do you find balance in your life when you’re also caring for elderly parents? This is a common question that many people have and struggle with. Self care for caregivers is just as important as caring for those in need who are living under your roof. Recognizing that you cannot do it all on your own, and prioritizing self care as much as possible is a great place to start.
If you’re getting older or you have a friend or family member who may require assisted living, you may be thinking about all the options available for seniors. If cognitive impairments like dementia and Alzheimer’s are a factor, it’s important to understand the difference between standard forms of senior care and the option of memory care for seniors.