This is an excerpt from an article first published on the Aging in Place website. Read the full article here.
You can be productive at work while still giving your aging parents the care and attention you would love to give them.
Isolation, loneliness, and boredom are the most common issues among elderly people. It may be compounded by mobility issues. The inability to drive as much as they used to could compound the loneliness they feel on a daily basis. Worse still, they see their friends passing away. There are fewer opportunities to make friends and get involved in social engagements, adding to the reason why many older parents tend to stay at home.
You shouldn’t let the presence of a caregiver take your place in the lives of your aging parents.
Caring for aging parents may be a top priority for their children. Even when you employ the services of a caregiver to take care of your aging parent, there is still the possibility of lack of satisfaction, excitement, or fun. Your parents might not have any social connections with the caregiver other than cleanliness in the house. These are some of the issues you should think about when considering your parents—even if you are the busiest person in the world.