75-year old Janet put her house on the market with the intention of eventually moving to assisted living. Miraculously—and unexpectedly–her house sold virtually overnight! Upon the sale, Janet moved in with her daughter Connie and Connie’s husband Jeff as a temporary solution. Immediately Janet and Connie began the search for the right assisted living community.
It is important for caregivers of older loved ones to reach out to others for help. Not only is caring properly for an older loved one alone impossible, it takes a significant toll on one’s physical and mental health as well as financial resources.
Many caregivers are so exhausted they just don’t have the energy to ask others for help. Some caregivers are reluctant to admit that they need help. Still others think it’s going to be too much trouble to teach friends and family how to provide care for their older loved one.