Tell Us: Do You Worry That One Day You Just Can't?

Denise

Tell Us: Do You Worry That One Day You Just Can't?

Denise
beads-363644_640My mom has had two difficult weeks so I'm doing my best to help as much as I can. Arthritic pain in her back kept her down for a few days. Although the pain is better, she's moving slower and struggling to get back to the activities she enjoyed just a few weeks ago.

With my parents needing more and more help from me, I had a thought a few days ago: What if, one day, I just can't? What if they both, for instance, have the flu? How would I provide the care they need? What if their slow but steady decline suddenly becomes rapid and intense? How would I keep up with knowing what to do and how to do it?

I do have a game plan in mind. I know which home health agency I'll use when we need more help. I can use a home health agency not only to help provide care but to show me how to perform caregiving tasks, as well. In addition, my older sister suggested a meeting with the siblings after the holiday to begin divvying up tasks and responsibilities.

It's still a worry, though, that one day I'll have to do something that I just can't--either because I don't have the skill set, the physical ability or just the wherewithal.

Do you worry that one day you can't provide the care that's needed? Do you have your back-up plans in place, your Plans B, C and D?

Share your thoughts and experiences in our comments section, below.

Like this article? Share on social