Caring for Aging Parents: You Are Not Alone
Caring for an aging parent or family member is an issue that millions face every day. More than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aging parent, family member, or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one.
Caregiving in the United States; National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP; November 2009
These numbers have surely grown since these statistics were released, as our population continues to age. The issues involved in caring for aging parents can be daunting and overwhelming. It is important to get educated and get help from supportive resources and groups.
You are not alone
There are so many groups and organizations, independent and government funded that assist and help care for seniors. Educating yourself means helping your elderly parents get the best support and assistance available. Here are a few great resources geared at helping seniors:
Alzheimers association: https://www.alz.org/
Veterans assistance : www.va.org
The Illinois Department on Aging: https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/Pages/default.aspx
Looking for information can also be daunting in a time of crisis. Often, when the time comes to decide the best course of action for your parent or loved one, decisions need to be made quickly. Here again, when caring for aging parents you are not alone.
Ela Home Care can be your one stop resource to navigate the home care options available to your parent or loved one. Each case is evaluated on an individual basis, regardless of your financial situation. Ela homecare will answer your questions and help find a care solution that works for your family. AT Ela, we want you to know that you are not alone. Call us for a free, no obligation assessment. 847.316.0203, we are available 24/7.