It is perfectly normal to think that you can, or should, be able to handle all of the needs of your loved one. Yet, there comes a time when you will be stretched too thin and it can affect your ability to offer the kind of care your family member needs.
Sometimes this comes in the form of having someone help with the cooking, cleaning, errands, or laundry. For those adult children who live far away from parents not ready for a retirement home, finding an in-home solution is paramount.
Other times, it can be impossible to provide appropriate care. Many times, spouses are unable to lift and maneuver a partner to get them clean. Having someone come in and give a simple bath a few times per week can make a huge difference to an elderly couple maintaining their independence.