I’m at a period in my life where I’m simultaneously taking care of two groups of people: my children and my parents. As they age, my parents need more and more of my assistance and time.
In my dream life, I would be able to devote myself to helping them as much as they helped me when I was growing up. But with two high schoolers and a demanding career, I’m finding myself stretched thin. What’s the solution?
Exhausted in Evanston
Dear Exhausted in Evanston,
First of all, you’re doing the best you can, and you should be proud of yourself. We know how stressful life can be and applaud you wholeheartedly.
Most seniors prefer aging in the comfort of their own home. Fortunately, DNB offers private elder care and elderly companions. Many of our caregivers are trained nurses and have been working with seniors for years. This can be the perfect solution for your parents.
You can hire a temporary or full-time caregiver for your parents, which will provide the assistance that you need. Your caregiver can help with house chores and cooking, transportation and errands, and the various activities of daily living. With one-on-one, professional care in the privacy of their own home, your parents will be supported and attended to every day. And equally as important, the time you spend with your parents won’t be centered around chores.
You will no longer have to worry about taking time off from work to drive your parents to doctor appointments or the bank. There will be no reason to be concerned about their diets, as a professional caregiver will help them prepare simple, healthy meals. Their caregiver can even join them for lunch, see a movie with them, and drive them to activities with their friends. And with all of the chores out of the way, you’ll have more quality time to enjoy with your parents.
Elder care is a worthwhile investment in your parents’ health and well-being. We’re certain that it will take a weight off your shoulders. Your parents will be cared for by someone experienced, professional, and warm so that they can live comfortable, enjoyable, (mostly) independent lives.