Editor’s note: Millions of US adults who care for aging parents worry whether they can cope, how their family will react, and their relationship with their mom or dad.
By Aaron Goldsmith (owner, Transfer Master)
Caring for an elderly parent can be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. But it can also be a source of stress, resentment, and burnout. Becoming your elderly parent’s caregiver is a huge responsibility, and it often entails a significant change to your lifestyle. You might be worried about how your family will react or whether you can cope with your parent’s care needs, especially as they get older.