Elder Caretaking Daily Stresses
(NY, New York)
Elder Care on a daily basis stresses me out. The unknown of what the needs may be are really taking a toll. From fearing for Dad's safety, falling and the like, to caring for my own family and being pulled in two different directions at once is very confusing sometimes.
Just setting priorities is a big deal as my son needs to go to band practice, Dad has an appointment with his doctor and having to juggle such errands and not take too much time off from work increases my stress and worry time sometimes through the roof. I don't even want to think about nights and weekends....
If anyone has suggestions about how to lessen the burden, I would love to hear about it.