Help is always given to those who ask for it. As children, we believe that it is our responsibility to take care of our parents. And rightly so. We are all that our parents have and vice versa. In this beautiful relationship, where we show our love in various ways; care is one of the best things one should portray. We children are the answer to their cry for help.
As parents get older, they need all the more attention. And not all of us are equipped to deal with many things. We can never be over-prepared because honestly, this is our first time as children cum caregivers as well. And we all want the best that our parents can get.
The goal is to ensure that the well-being of the elderly is right on top of the to-do list. That is something that often gets lost. Growing up, the caregiver was the parent. In time, the dynamics shifted, and the onus of being the caregiver is now on the children. We take it beautifully because this is our way of indeed telling our parents what they mean to us and how we are always there for them.
It gets complicated once distance comes into the picture. The physical distance that prevents us from doing what we would love to. The little things - doctor visits, walks in the park, playing sudoku at home, fixing the tube light, etc. It is these little things that make the bigger picture.
Caring for aging parents is something we all go through. We ought to realize that we are not alone. We would need help to take care of them. And it is an excellent idea to bring in professional care because as time goes by, the needs will get more intense and involved. Enlisting the services of a home care company can bring insecurity that we might not feel on our own.
We need to tell our parents that there is no shame in getting the help we need. In seeking a life that you are capable of living. Live big. Do what you want. Don’t let age stop you.
Tell us what you’d like to do for your parents and we can.