What to Expect as an Aging Parent’s Caregiver
Assuming the role of your parent’s caregiver is no easy task. However, it is an increasingly common one. Today, millions of adult children in the United States are charged with speaking up for a parent when that parent is longer able to do it themselves.
Think you don’t have the skills necessary to advocate on behalf of your elderly loved one? You may be surprised.
Being an advocate for your aging parent requires a lot of patience, respect and love. It also requires baby steps.
When acting as your parent’s caregiver, it is important to remember that you are a son or daughter first – and a caregiver second.