Does this describe you? You are spent as a caregiver. You are drained emotionally, physically, and even financially, all because your siblings will not step up and help you take care of your elderly parents. Each day you go through your day of work, dinner, and caring for Dad, and each time your bossy sister calls up, you make your tongue bleed from biting it. Where did it all go wrong? As a caregiver to your aging loved ones, you know the work you do is valuable, but sometimes you would like to go out to lunch with friends instead of taking Mom to the doctor. If you are not careful, resentment can quickly build and before you know it, you ruin Christmas dinner because you explode in anger at your brothers and sisters.
Take steps now before you blow-up from frustration to get the support you need from your family. Remember that a personal support worker from Home Instead Senior Care in Etobicoke stands ready to help your mother or father with household duties, companionship, or a myriad of other services so they can age at home with dignity.
There is no need to dampen family celebrations with an emotional explosion because of your sibling’s lack of assistance. Here are four suggestions to get them to take on their share and ease your burden:
After having a conversation with your family, make a plan that spreads the burden for everyone. A professional caregiver from Home Instead Etobicoke is an excellent way to ensure your mother or father is well cared for when no one is available. We offer caregivers like you the respite you deserve.
Call us at (416) 239-2200 to book an in-home consultation. Our PSWs and trained caregivers provide compassionate, quality home care in the Etobicoke area.