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Caring for Elderly Parents Is Tougher During Hard Times
Date:7/15/2009

NAPLES, Fla., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- AgingCare.com, a website dedicated to adult children caring for their elderly parents, has gathered the top ten issues that affect caregivers. These issues are the most popular topics on the AgingCare.com community forum (www.agingcare.com/Community), where caregivers connect and communicate with one another.

1. Getting paid for caregiving. Oftentimes, adult children have to give up their careers to care for their parents full-time, putting tremendous financial strain on the family. An AgingCare.com member explains: "I'm unable to earn an income. I've given up my job, financial stability and my dreams."

2. Finding services and benefits. Caregivers are suddenly thrust into caregiving with no warning. . .and no time for preparation and often don't know what services are available or even where to begin looking.

3. Dealing with difficult parents. Oftentimes, illnesses like dementia bring out undesirable traits in the elderly: mood swings, resistant behavior, even verbal and physical abuse.

4. Caring for their own needs. Caregivers, emotionally and physically drained, find themselves in poor health. Stress takes physical form: high blood pressure, heart attacks, arthritis, acid reflux and headaches.

5. Time for family and friends. Caregiving becomes all-consuming. The caregiver's spouse, kids and friends suffer. Time is usurped with doctor's visits, bathing and feeding the parent.

6. Getting a break. Caregivers don't have time for a break. An AgingCare.com survey found 53% of caregivers provide care 40 or more hours per week.

7. Parents moving in. When elderly relatives need daily care, moving them into the caregiver's home can seem like the best solution. But it's a huge undertaking and opens a new realm of challenges.

8. Taking away the keys. For the elderly, giving up the car keys represents the end of life as they know it. Caregivers struggle with how to address this sensitive issue.

9. Getting support from family. One adult child becomes the primary caregiver, which causes resentment when they are shouldering the burden.

10. Guilt. They love their parents, they feel a sense of obligation to care for them, but the parents make it so difficult that the adult children don't want to do it anymore.

AgingCare.com is a website and online forum for people caring for their aging parents. Caregivers communicate with each other, get answers from elder care experts and access information. Visit www.agingcare.com or call 239-594-3202.


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