It takes a special person to care for an elderly person. Caregivers need qualities that some people just don’t have. Qualities that come to mind are, caring, compassionate, trustworthy, loving, just to name a few.
My sister has all of those qualities — she is my 90 year old dad’s full time caregiver. However, even caregivers need a break from time to time to get away and just be themselves for a while, to recharge their batteries. I recently was able to give my sister that needed break, even if it was only for a couple days. My husband and I got to spend some awesome quality time with my dad to help him out with his day to day activities and listen to his stories. For a 90 year old man, he is doing very well. My dad is getting forgetful, but he still prioritizes keeping his brain working. He works on puzzles, feeds the birds in his flower garden every day, and just keeps busy in general. The nice thing is that he gets to stay in his own home because of my sister who made the choice to care for my dad.
Some elderly people do not have that luxury and have to stay in assisted living or nursing homes. I am so grateful for my sister for caring for our dad and keeping him healthy and safe. I’m also grateful that I was able to give my sister that needed break. If you are not one of those people who can care for your elderly family, one of the best acts of kindness and love you can do is help out the ones that can care for the elderly. Another thing you can do is to help them with their future planning like wills and end of life decisions. A lawyer, like a wills lawyer in Bozeman, MT from Silverman Law Office, PLLC, can help you and your loved ones with these decisions. It will help give you comfort knowing that your loved ones will be taken care of. Please call our law office today. You’ll be glad you did!