Living with dignity.
You’ve probably known for some time now that you would have to make a decision about how best to care for an elderly parent or other family member who is increasingly unable to live on his or her own. You may already be making sacrifices, enlisting the help of others to fill in for you, or even thinking about quitting your job. We understand the challenges you may be facing—caring for a mother who doesn’t remember who you are, or who is in constant danger of falling can be difficult.
So now what? Know what your options are, what your loved one’s preferences are, and what you are capable of handling. It’s challenging work. But it’s also deeply satisfying. If you want to be a family caregiver, know that you can, and that you will have our support every step of the way. You’re not alone. You may never have been a caregiver before, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be a great one.
See some stories from caregivers for elders.