The Reality of Parent Care
A child may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of taking over the physical, emotional, social and financial concerns of their aging parent. The reality of responsibility on top of their own life may seem unmanageable.
Depending upon the past and current relationship between parent and child, there may be feelings of resentment, apprehension, or inadequacy.
Reaching out for help and advice may lessen the worries of the child. A local agency on aging may be a good place to start. Often these organizations have information about local resources, support, and education.