-Dr.Kathy Johnson, PhD, CMC
I read an informative article this morning that I wanted to pass along called, “Elder Care Provider: a Synonym of New Life for Senior Citizens.”
Many wonder when the right time is to bring in an elder care provider. The simplest answer is to watch for symptoms in your elderly parent such as their ability to remember important dates, decreased mobility, problems keeping up with their personal hygiene and changes in their mood and behavior.
The biggest red flag is when you see mood and behavior changes – this is a key signal that is it time to start researching different types of elder care providers. If you are looking for in-home care, our company is a great one to look into, click here to see if we service your area.
Of course, you can take on the caregiving role as well, but many adult daughters find they are sandwiched between taking care of their parents and taking care of their children, which can be difficult to juggle. And many times, they are still working a 9-5 or something job. So keep in mind the responsibilities you already have on your plate and evaluate if you have the time, energy and resources to care for another person.