Caring for Your Aging Parent Can Be Overwhelming

Posted on February 18th, 2010

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   BY:   Beverly Bernstein Joie, MS, CMC
   President Elder Connections

I’m passionate about helping caregivers find solutions for better senior care.  This journey can be challenging and demanding.   But offering you, your aging parent and your family a plan for peace of mind is why I love my work.

Caregiver Feels Lost and Hopeless

Although, there are difficult moments as a Geriatric Care Manager.  I work with many caregivers who are lost in the physical, emotional and cognitive changes of their aging parent.  They experience deep emotional challenges as their parental role reverses.   Caregivers can assume that there is no hope and absolutely no quick fix.  Does it have to be this way?

Caregiver Wants New Possibilities

Recently, an overwhelmed caregiver contacted me about the care of her aging parent.    Her elderly mother suffers from high blood pressure, diabetes and recently had a stroke.   Her mother wanted and expected everything to stay the same.   She even rejected the support her daughter gave her. 

Caring for her elderly mother resulted in compromises between the caregiver and her job and children.  She was crying for help.   Wanting to maintain her mother’s dignity, respect and quality of life – required change and new possibilities.  Does this sound familiar?  What if you focused on what you can do?  And follow this caregiver’s action with . . .

The First Step To Better Senior Care

Starts with our free consultation.   Together, we explore your issues and then begin designing a plan of action.   Our solutions are practical, affordable and caring for your peace of mind.  Caring for your aging parent does not have to be hard and lonely.  We’re here with you every step of the way for better senior care.   Care to join us?

 

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