Caring for a senior parent can be overwhelming. You may be left juggling a number of caregiving duties with what’s going on in your day-to-day life, such as work and being a parent to your own kids. A third of American adults spend approximately 20 hours a week caring for aging, disabled or chronically ill family members. As your parent ages, caregiving can become a full-time responsibility that turns into 40 or more hours every week.
When you’re caring for an aging parent, the emotional, mental and physical labor involves demands a respite of your own. Caring for a senior parent can quickly become a full-time job. Soon, you find yourself canceling plans with friends, giving up your hobbies and even passing up quality time with your own family.