Children Caring for Parents Adults are not the only ones who have caregiving roles thrust upon them; children do as well. Children caring for parents as one of their family chores naturally occurs in the same way as other family responsibilities. In addition, family members take care of one another. Therefore, even if the person […]
Once individuals become caregivers, all their former close relationships seem to change. People who know them well treat them differently. Some go out of their way to try to help and do because they’ve been there and know what you’re going through – they’re a Godsend. Unfortunately, some want to help but have no idea what to do and end up only getting in the way. Others put on an act of caring using phrases that are supposed to make you feel better but don’t stick when tossed your way.
Then your employer extends compassion only if you have medical leave or your creditors who could care less about your crisis and only know you missed the due date. Each relationship has an impact on you as a caregiver. Read more on how they impact your life, both good and bad.
Caregivers Can be Victims, Too Many caregivers support elderly parents suffering from dementia or illnesses affecting their personalities. As a result, the conflict between the parent and “child,” now caregiver, may become intense. Though news articles describe elderly abuse and domestic violence associated with in-home care, few publications mention that caregivers often become victims
Adapting to Changes in Family Relationships Part of getting used to being a caregiver is adjusting to how you interact with your family members. Before becoming their caregiver, you functioned as a parent, sibling, child, spouse, partner, etc. Now, regardless of your prior role, or whether you are younger or older than them, you begin