It always matters!
It is crucial to always remember that your parents were your caregivers when you were young. They were the ones who ensure that you were safe, clothed, well fed and had the best medical care. They always obliged to spend money on you if it was needed. Being a caregiver, there is more than just providing food and shelter.
Personal finances for Seniors
One report shows that people 55 and older currently account for 22 percent of all bankruptcy filings in the United States. Your family member is not alone. Protect them with an attorney specializing in bankruptcy to help you work through the complexities.
How to rebuild their self esteem
Self esteem is an integral part of an individual's mental makeup and human psychology. It is an image we have about ourselves, how we feel, how we react to our work, our relationships with family and in general, how we socialize in the community as a whole. Self esteem is viewed as the basis of human psychology and each person is quite aware of their own self esteem. The same awareness of self esteem is present in the elderly, though it may change with the changes in the lifestyle and a change in the roles. As the elderly people become more and more dependent on others, they begin to feel they are unimportant, and that others also perceive them to be so.
Help them as they helped you
The role of a caregiver can be very stressful and coping with the emotional drain is a difficult challenge. There is the additional emotion of anger to cope with when the things do not go well or the feelings of resentment towards other siblings for not sharing the responsibility or even towards the parent as being the cause for all the emotional drain on you. Balancing your work, home and private life along with fulfilling the role of a caregiver can be a juggling act that few can manage well. Just as you may find the balance, the needs of your elderly parent change and you are drawn back into another stressful situation.