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Questions To Ask Before Becoming Your Parents Caregiver:

Posted Mar 24 2010 8:32am
  • What are the personal sacrifices I will have to make in order to properly look after my parent?
  • What are the sacrifices my spouse and children will have to make in order for me to look after my parent?
  • Will there be financial burden?
  • Will my employer notice and object to my devoting time each day to my parent’s welfare?
  • Will too much time away from work cost me my job?
  • How much do I know about care giving?
  • Do I have the time to do this properly?
  • Will I be able to do enough, or will I always feel professional caregivers would have done a better job?
  • Will I be offended or become resentful if my care giving efforts are taken for granted?
  • Is there any way in which my being my parent’s caregiver could damage my relationship with that person?
  • Will my spouse and/or children object to my devoting time each day to my parent’s welfare?
  • Will my parent accept me as their homemaker/caregiver? Is this what they want?
  • Can I integrate some professional care along with my own services to allow myself a break now and again?
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