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Savvy Senior: When you need help caring for an aging parent

 

November 19, 2018



Dear Savvy Senior,

Where can I turn for caregiving help? I help take care of my 78-year-old mother and work too, and it’s wearing me to a frazzle.

Exhausted Daughter

Dear Exhausted,

Taking care of an aging parent over a period of time – especially when juggling work and other family obligations – can be physically and mentally exhausting. But help and resources are available.

To help you determine and prioritize the kinds of help you need, a good first step is to make a list of everything you do as a caregiver, big and small. Note the amount of time each one takes every day, week or...



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