Eventually the time comes to take on the care of our elderly parents. But how could you give them the best care without compromising your own health?
Caring for an elderly parent might be one of the toughest emotional challenges we are faced with in our lifetimes. When the time comes and you need to start caring for your parent, the role reversal of looking after someone who has always looked after you could be emotional, strenuous and at times exhausting.
But when being faced with this new challenge it’s important to remember that, although you may feel it, you aren’t alone. Carers UK states that one in eight adults will care for a family member or friend who is older, disabled or seriously ill in their lifetime. So although you might feel isolated by the strains of caring for your elderly parent, there is a directory of experience and advice on offer to support you.