Giving Thanks for Being a Caregiver to an Aging Parent

A great deal of the readjustment that goes into being a caregiver for your aging parent goes into coping with the stress and the emotional drain that a caregiver role can bring.

A great deal of the readjustment that goes into being a caregiver for your aging parent goes into coping with the stress and the emotional drain that a caregiver role can bring. In addition to the issues of how to care for an aging parent in your best possible way, there are many emotions of anger the moment programs dont work right, or once the facility she is in has problems. There’s resentment at other siblings or even at your aging parent as a result of the demands this job has on you personally.




There are other readjustments which are a huge drain on you emotionally. Balancing work, home and private life with the demands on your time being a caregiver calls for a juggling act that will involve as many dropped balls as successes before you ever get it right. And considering the time you do get a good balance, the demands of your aging parent might change and you’re again drew into that stressful situation. Continue reading “Giving Thanks for Being a Caregiver to an Aging Parent”