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It is okay to ask for help

I have seen first-hand that most children want to be able to support their parents as they grow older. Our family members have spent their entire lives taking care and supporting us, and now we want to support them. However, the pressure to help support a loved one can be enormous. We are all busy. Between working full-time, taking care of our own children, and meeting the demands of our day-to-day lives, caring for our parents can be difficult. We stand by our parents and we respect their desire to live on their own, but when supporting those needs is not possible, who can you turn to?

If your parent has decided to remain in their home, and it is safe to do so, you may not be able to do everything yourself. You may need to ask others for additional help, and that is okay and it is entirely understandable. If you take anything away from this latest blog, know that there is help for you and your family. There is no need or benefit in trying to do everything yourself. As the dynamics around your family’s needs change, create a support system around you, and share the emotional and physical responsibilities among family, friends, professionals, and private assistance.

You have taken the first step and started researching the different options that exist. You are likely quickly realizing that there are many different options available to help address some of the challenges you are facing. We’re pleased that you have decided to look at what Senior Homecare by Angels Oakville, ON offers in terms of personalized, in-home care and service. Take a look around our website, and if you have any questions or would like more information, just let me know.

If you haven’t already done so, now is a great time to start a discussion with your loved one. Share why you think additional support would help them. It is critical that you create an open environment and share how you are feeling and let them participate in the decision-making process, if possible. There are many different options of care and support out there, and it is about finding the best care for your personal situation. Focus on the care you need today and the level of support that will help your situation in the present. There is no reason to be overwhelmed by a different level of care that may be necessary in years to come.

It is easy to feel confused or even lost as you find and build the path that is best for your family. Don’t be afraid to talk to someone, and even obtain professional counseling if the situation or relationship with an elderly parent becomes overwhelming. Never feel like you are in this alone. Across our community, there are many different types of resources that you can access, including in-home service providers.

If you would like to talk about how a service like Senior Homecare by Angels Oakville, ON can help you, please reach out to me. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. I can provide you with insight on an appropriate schedule, costs, and the care that might best fit your needs. If you are interested in accessing additional home care support, I’ll schedule an in-home visit where we can work on building a personalized care plan, and then we will schedule a caregiver meeting so that you can interview the candidate and make sure they’ll be a good fit for your loved one and your family.Contact Senior Homecare by Angels Oakville, ON at 905-491-6876 to talk about how we can support you and your loved ones.
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