But if you’re like me, you feel like you can never know too much or be too prepared.
Based on my experience as a caregiver in the past, here’s my tip I’d offer those caring for elderly parents: get out of the house, and if possible, get out and go do things with your loved one(s).
I remember when I first moved back to California to be with my parents, my mother suggested one Saturday morning that we all drive to a neighboring town—my parents lived in a small farming community—and go do some shopping at WalMart, then go to a HomeTown Buffet for breakfast.
After returning that morning, my mother then suggested that we start doing that every Saturday morning.
And it became a little family tradition.
Even after my father passed away, my mother and I continued the tradition.
Not only did something as simple as a weekly trip to WalMart, along with a hearty breakfast at HomeTown Buffet, get my parents out of the house, which they enjoyed, but it also created precious memories.
I’m so grateful my mother made that suggestion that morning.
I took these tips and created a concise infographic with 10 of the offered tips.
I wish I had read many of these tips during my caregiver journey.
If you’re a caregiver, I hope these tips will help you as well.
What tips can you offer to those caring for elderly parents or loved ones? Let us know in the comments below.