The Stanford WorkLife office and local elder services agency Avenidas co-sponsor a monthly support group for staff and faculty who have caregiving responsibilities for a parent, spouse, partner or other relative. I have personally found this group and the Avenidas staff to be a tremendous resource.
Meetings are held at 655 Serra from 12:00 - 1:00 on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information contact Denise Bebb at (650)723-2660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the website for additional services offered by the WorkLife office: http://worklife.stanford.edu/
Commendable, that there are organizations that address this topic.Generally most people take it for granted that it is not their problem and ones that are involved frequently tend not to seek outside advice.When we had the occasion to visit a much older person living in her home, there was the tendency to do all the things for her when we where there.Until it was pointed out, that we should back off and let her do as much as she can since we are not around all of the time.