Produced by the same company that publishes Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness, Parents and other popular titles–the following Better.tv segment has some great advice for managing the care of one’s aging parent.
About midway through the video, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Paula Acker, says it’s important for caretakers to take care of themselves as well as their parent. Go on vacation, see your friends and don’t dwell in guilt, because when you’re doing well, you’re more able to take care of those around you, she advises.
It’s a great reminder, and it’s something we keep in mind at Danville Support Services. While we’re here to alleviate some of the stress family members feel, we also want to make sure our in-home staff is taking good care of themselves, so our clients receive the best possible care at all times.