Caregiver’s Question: As the youngest child, my siblings expect me to stay home and care for mom. They say that they are too busy and that it is my responsibility to care for her.
CB: Family expectations can be so difficult, especially when pressure is placed on one family member to provide care while other family members appear to be uninvolved. The key to managing this issue is to calmly start the conversation about your mother’s needs, expectations and the kind of care she requires.
"I’m often asked questions by overwhelmed caregivers to older loved ones, because I’m an Aging Life Care Professional. I provide Answers, Advocacy and Alternatives to those caregivers; I am an option-maker for the decision-makers who are juggling caregiving with their other life responsibilities."
Charlotte Bishop, MS, CRC, GCM, CCM, LCPC
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