As adult children, the realization that our parents are not coping as well as they used to can be difficult...
As adult children, the realization that our parents are not coping as well as they used to can be difficult to accept and a source of stress which affects health, work and family relationships. Stepping into the role of caregiver for our own parents is not easy. Wanting our parents to live an independent, rewarding lifestyle, maintain their independence and at the same time be safe and secure in their environment is a challenge we all have to face.
As we are living longer, the challenges we face have grown tremendously. There are geriatric care professionals with knowledge and related skills who are available to assist you. Navigating the often-confusing system can be frustrating given the poor communication channels and red tape one encounters. Professional Geriatric Care Managers have a wealth of experience in helping elders and their families to plan, arrange and monitor appropriate care and to identify and access available resources.