It’s really hard caring for an aging parent, spouse or elderly loved one. Everyone has an opinion about what’s right and what’s wrong. People think they know what’s best. It might be something they did for their loved one or just something they believe because they think it’s right.
Here’s the thing. Everyone’s situation is different. The right care plan combines someone’s wants, desires, money and a number of other things. What’s right for their loved one might not be right for yours and vice-versa.
Anyone looking at your elderly loved one’s situation from the outside doesn’t know the variables that went into creating their care plan. Any ideas they have about what’s right might be wrong for your loved one.
Don’t worry about what anyone outside your situation thinks. They may be knowledgeable about caring for the elderly but they don’t know what’s happening in your loved one’s situation.
Everyone caring for an aging parent, spouse or elderly loved one is doing the best they can – especially you. Look for ways to be positive. You can’t change the variables that go into creating our loved one’s care plan but give yourself a break. Let yourself off the hook. You’re doing a great job!!!