Could a New Medication Be the Cause of Mom’s More Frequent Falls?
Temporarily Switching up Incontinence Management Could Make Dad’s Trip Possible

In-home Family Caregiver's Relief Needs Magnified During COVID-19

Anxietyclaudia-soraya-290053-unsplash

Photo image Claudia Soraya

Dear Carol: I’ve been caring for my mother in my home for several years. Before COVID-19, I was able to get some relief from 24/7 care because she attended an adult day facility three days a week, which she loved. I hired an in-home caregiver for help with showers, but the rest was up to me. My two siblings haven’t had any interest in helping out, but I made it work. Now, COVID-19 has changed everything. The day services shut down so Mom can’t go out. The in-home care service has been helpful, but they are low on staff. I’ve asked my siblings to isolate and wear masks if they need to go out so that they can safely sit with Mom while I get a break. They work from home and live close, but they continue to say no. My mission is to give mom the best life she can have, and I won’t throw that away now, but I really need some relief. How do I get through to my family or find other help? – KS

Continue reading on Inforum for more insight into the difficulties of in-home caregivers and a few tips that might help:

Purchase Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories – paperback or ebook 

Egosan wants to help you live your life fully: Try Egosan premium underwear for discrete, dignified protection. For 20% off your first order on Amazon use promo Code: 20CareGivers.

***Egosan’s PEFC certification guarantees that their products are from sustainable, managed forests, recycled and controlled sources

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.