Elder Care Stress and Solutions

Because of improvements in Health Care people are living longer. In the years that I've been in practice, it is very common to see active patients in their seventies and eighties, and even nineties. As the number of baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1960) that reach maturity grows, the senior ranks will swell even larger.

Although seniors are living better today, there are still problems. Many of these problems can cause elder care stress. Many of the problems involve senior living independence. How well can senior take care of themselves? How much help do they need? What constraints do their new health concerns pose?

You can also look for home care for the elderly in their own home.

Elderly Care - In Home Senior Care and Elder Care Services

This elder care stress is not only for the senior but for the children that may be assisting them as well. Many times, the children of aging parents feel stressed and sandwiched between the needs of their parents and the needs of their spouse or kids. Between working, taking care of a spouse, children, and their elderly parent it can be a difficult balancing act. Consequently, elder care stress can be a problem for seniors and their children.

Fortunately, there is help. Elder Care Solutions can be as numerous and as varied as the families that employ them. The first place to start is to know the playing field. Think of this as knowing what to expect. Once you know what to expect you can use solutions to solve any problems.

As far as seniors are concerned, there are two main issues to consider. The first issue is their mental or psychological status. From a mental or psychological standpoint, how prepared is the senior to live independently? Eldercare stress is greatest when the senior is not confident about their ability for independent living.

The eldercare solution involves discussing realistic plans and options. The main question to be answered is: will the senior live independently, move in with children, or live independently with assistance.