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Balancing Elder Care with Other Relationships


Taking up the role of family caregiver can affect all of your other relationships. You don’t want to wake up one day to find out that all of your prior relationships had failed. Self-care includes socialization and neglecting oneself can have an impact on your duty as a caregiver.

Here are a few suggestions to help maintain your other relationships:

  • Keeping the lines of communication open and judgment-free, doing small acts like complimenting your spouse, and setting aside time for a date night are ways to stay present with your partner.
  • If you care for both your parents and your children the best thing you can do for your children is to explain that their elders will require assistance from time to time. You might be shocked to realize that they want to help, which can lighten your load.
  • It’s simple to cancel on a friend, reject a phone call or text message, and avoid social gatherings when you’re caring for an aging parent. You’ll need friends to vent to, work out with, and simply relax your guard from time to time.

Make a list of your priorities to avoid a downward spiral of broken relationships and ongoing exhaustion.

Keep in mind that Royalty and Blessings Home Care, LLC is available to provide your parents with the quality elderly care they require on the days you need to recharge. We have trained caregivers who are available for respite care in Virginia. You owe it to yourself, and it will improve not only your quality of life but the quality of life of everyone in your circle as well. Contact us today to find out how we can best assist you.

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