The Complexities Involved in Caring for an Aging Parent

An adult child who decides to take care of their aging parent may do so for a variety of reasons. Love, a sense of duty, concern that no one else can be trusted, feelings of guilt and more.

Caring for an aging parent can be a tricky, especially if the relationship was strained to begin with. And the fact is, as hard as it may be to accept, sometimes an adult child just isn’t the right person to take care of their parent.

An article on, Am I Responsible for My Aging Parents, notes that while most adult children have an innate responsibility to help loved ones as they age, there are limits. The most important thing to remember is that caring for an aging parent is not something you can do all on your own. Further, it is critical that caregiving doesn’t come at the expense of your own emotional and physical health.

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