When Caring For An Aging Parent Gets Too Difficult

When Caring For An Aging Parent Gets Too Difficult

Feeling the strain of providing senior care for your aging parent? You may feel too ashamed to even admit that caring for your parent has become too difficult. You shouldn’t be ashamed. It can be a serious challenge to care for a parent, especially if you have other obligations, such as a job or children, at the same time. You have options to get the help you need.

Senior Home Care Scarborough

Seek Help When You Need It

Many people are afraid to reach out for help with caring for their parent, out of fear of making that parent feel like a burden. However, trying to do everything may keep you from being truly present with anything. Stress about caring for your parent can weigh you down when you’re at work and cause you to take time off. Missing your children’s events to give your parent care is disappointing. Further, your parent is likely not getting the full care that they need to stay healthy and safe, in their home, if possible.

Don’t ignore how overwhelmed you are, because it could have negative consequences for you, your parent, and your other obligations. There are ways you can get help. Here are the common resources people turn to:

  • Family members.
  • Friends.
  • Senior centers.
  • Senior home care.

Lastly, you might start to consider sending your parent to a senior living facility. Of course, many people don’t feel right about moving their parent out of their home to a senior community.

One of the best ways is to get professional senior care in Scarborough.

Supplement with Senior Home Care

You don’t have to move your parent out of their home just yet. If caring for them has become too hard, as it does for everyone at some point, you can supplement your care with professional in-home care. Our services include:

These services are completely personalized for every senior we care for. Maybe your parent is lonely and only needs companionship when you’re not home. Perhaps you struggle to prepare meals for your parent when you’re at your children’s events. Or, maybe your parent needs a professional to help them recover after a hospital stay. Whatever your needs and your parent’s needs, you can get the exact services you’re looking for, as often as you need, from iCare Home Health.

Take care of your parent and yourself with senior care in Scarborough from iCare Home Health.


President of iCare Home Health Services, a community based, boutique home health care company dedicated to serving the needs of our customers to maintain their quality of life and dignity while they recover from illness or age at the comfort of their own home.