There may come a time when one or both of your parents require additional care. This realization may bring up emotions, complex planning, and conflicts amongst siblings, and these feelings can intensify should your parents have differing care needs.
As a parent or family member ages, it’s not uncommon for families to experience some form of conflict while navigating senior care. These situations require numerous responsibilities, decisions, and concerns, and when multiple people are involved, it can lead to different opinions and disagreements. In addition, as heightened emotions are at play during this time, conflicts can arise more easily and quickly.
Respite care is a valuable service that provides numerous benefits to older adults, family caregivers, and others. Respite care can assist a caregiver during vacations or appointments, as well as provide them with a temporary rest from caregiving duties.
However, respite care is just as valuable for an individual considering care options for themselves. It allows them to experience the amenities, services, and support an assisted living community can offer should they ever want to use them in the future.
HarborChase Senior Living offers respite stay programs at many of our senior living communities across the country. Our respite services are designed to help caregivers while allowing guests to experience the benefits of a HarborChase community!
Caring for a parent or loved one is an underestimated commitment and requires a strong, loving individual to take on this role. The part you play in your loved one’s life is rewarding but can be overwhelming and stressful if you are a new family caregiver.
As you get older, you may find that maintaining your home has become more difficult, or maybe you’re ready to start your retirement with a change. Senior living communities are growing in popularity across the country - offering older adults maintenance-free living, social interaction, and more.