Caring for Elderly Parents Can Take a Toll on You the Caregiver

Our Skilled Nursing Facility in Rhode Island Provides a Comfortable and Safe Option

Senior male having supportOverwhelmed with the responsibility of caring for an elderly parent? Bring mom or dad to our skilled nursing facility in Manville, Rhode Island. We provide both residential and respite care in a warm, comfortable and safe environment. Whether it is for a short period of a few weeks or a long term arrangement, you will have peace of mind knowing that our experienced and dedicated staff will look after your loved ones like family.

Looking after a parent, your kids, managing the home and remaining dedicated to a career can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Most caregivers do not realize the toll it can take on their own lives.

  • Physically challenging: Cleaning, cooking and helping mom or dad with the activities of daily living takes time and effort. This can become even more challenging if your parent is unwell or has an age-related disability.
  • Emotionally exhausting: Loneliness is not uncommon as you find yourself staying home to care for them while friends and family have more time to go out, entertain and enjoy leisure activities. Studies have also found that stress and anxiety increase with the disability of an aging parent.
  • Affects your health: Caregiving is a 24/7 job.  You may find yourself eating boxed foods, having no time for exercise and skipping visits to your doctor, all of which can impact your health.
  • Impacts career: Taking time off from work when loved ones are sick, rescheduling meetings at short notice, going in late to the office, etc. can affect your career if co-workers and senior management are not understanding or supportive of your commitment to home and family needs. According to The MetLife Study of Caregiving Costs to Working Caregivers, there are monitory repercussions too. This study reveals that individuals who care for elderly parents will lose an average of $280,000 to $325,000 in wages, retirement and Social Security benefits.

When it comes to our families, we often take on more than we can handle, because we love them. However, it is important to understand that not caring for yourself or taking timely breaks from your caregiving responsibilities is not good for you or your aging parents. You may have mixed emotions of guilt that you are not doing enough, as well as feelings of resentment that you have to give up other activities in order to care for them. There are other options you can explore.

Caregiver at Retirement HomeAt The Holiday Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Manville, Rhode Island, we offer a customized care plan to look after your elderly parent. Whether it is for two weeks of respite care while you are traveling, or a long term stay, we make them feel at home. Our trained nursing home staff efficiently meets the diverse health requirements of our residents while treating them with respect and compassion. Meal menus and activities are well-planned to cater to their dietary needs and help them stay active.

Don’t let the health and care of your parents affect your family and career. Over the years, hundreds of families have trusted us to care for their loved ones. The staff at our nursing home is more than happy to help you by looking after your seniors.

Give us a call at 401-765-1440 for more information about our skilled nursing facility in Manville, Rhode Island or fill out this online form to book a tour.