Chapter 2: You, The Caregiver

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It doesn’t seem so long ago that you were the one your parent was taking care of. Now, the roles are becoming reversed—a situation that’s an adjustment not only for you, but also for your parent.

You may be considering taking on the role of caregiver for your parent—a true labor of love. According to recent Home Instead Senior Care® research, 9 out of 10 family caregivers have chosen to provide family care out of a love that’s rooted in respect for family and driven by the urgency of ensuring Mom gets the best care possible in spite of the physical, emotional and financial cost to the family caregiver.

To help children of seniors adapt to their parents’ changing lives, Home Instead Senior Care founders Lori and Paul Hogan have written a special new book – Stages of Senior Care: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions. It can help adult children make the best-informed, most confident plans and decisions when it comes to caring for senior parents, family members or any older adults in their lives.

The book addresses the “whole new world” you may be facing and offers some tips as you work through becoming your parents’ parent—and dealing with the many decisions associated with being a caregiver.

Review additional chapters of Stages of Senior Care:

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