What to do if I need a break

Many people choose to look after their loved one in their own home. This is no easy task consuming a lot of time and energy. By taking on this role, the elderly person becomes dependent on you for day to day tasks, support during medical treatments and mental support through all their daily ups and downs. This can be especially hard when looking after your own parents and watching them struggle in their old age. Hence, to successfully look after an elderly person, prepare respite at an assisted living facility, hospice care or caregiver who can take over from you, even if you don’t think you need one. There may be a time that you feel you need a break, you are called away for work, you get ill yourself or you need to travel. Having an option ready and set up means that you can quickly get support when you need it the most.