If you're beginning your journey as a caregiver for your loved one, you might be wondering what to expect and how to begin. Feeling overwhelmed with the responsibilities that you'll be taking on is normal, but never forget about the rewards that you'll experience and the bonds that will get stronger between you and your loved one along the way.
When an aging loved one is in need of care, lack of communication and the stress of the situation can cause conflicts between family members - especially during the holidays. We understand that caring for aging parents can be an emotional process, and because of this, family members need each other for support during this time more than ever. The last thing you want is conflict. Unfortunately, disagreements do occur when caring for aging parents, and can add to the stress of the caregiver, family members and even your loved one who is in need of care.
As a family caregiver, you play a vital role in the life of your aging loved one—a role that can also be overwhelming, exhausting and sometimes thankless. Caring for a loved one is honorable and can be highly rewarding, but it's no secret that this great responsibility can also be physically and mentally draining.