If you’re caring for a senior parent, you may feel frazzled as you juggle caregiving duties with work, parenting and managing your own household. If you’re like a nearly a third of American adults, you spend an average of 20 hours per week caring for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member. As your parent grows older, caregiving can quickly turn into a full-time duty requiring 40 or more hours per week.
Under even the best of circumstances, caregiving can disrupt your usual work and social life, sleep habits, exercise routine, household duties and finances. Eventually it can take a toll on your physical and emotional health. After all, you can’t be on-call 24/7. And you still want to preserve the relationship with your parents as a daughter, not purely a caregiver.
What’s an adult child to do?
The good news is you can leave some of your elder care responsibilities to a reliable, private duty home care agency like SYNERGY HomeCare. Our caregivers can assist your loved one with activities of daily living, such as:
- Getting in and out of bed and chairs
- Getting to and from the toilet
- Dealing with incontinence or diapers
As part of our senior care services, our caregivers can also assist with instrumental activities of daily living, such as:
- Providing transportation
- Grocery shopping
- Preparing meals
- Arranging for outside services
- Managing finances
- Giving messages
In-home care is more affordable than you think. We will work with you to tailor an affordable care plan that meets your needs, providing the independence and freedom you deserve, whether it be for a few hours a week or full-time care.