WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT PLACING OUR FAMILY

WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT PLACING OUR FAMILY MEMBER IN A CARE FACILITY AND WE ARE FEELING CONFUSED AND GUILTY ABOUT DOING SO.

This is a very common and reasonable response that is shown by a large number of people, if not the majority of them, when they are presented with a decision that is so difficult. Be reassured that demonstrating care for the well-being of a loved one by striving to secure their protection is an act of love. This may be done by working to ensure that they have enough protection. At some point, the family or guardian will have to come clean and confess that dangerous falls and other issues exist, and then work to find solutions to those difficulties. It is possible for providing care for an elderly parent or loved one to be a demanding and time-consuming task for families, as well as a disturbance to other elements of their life, such as job, other family members, hobbies, and children. This is especially true if the individual they are caring for also has distinct needs and services that need to be met. In many cases, the responsibility is assigned to a single member of the family, who then suffers from burnout as a direct consequence of taking on the additional responsibility. It is often the best course of action to place a member of the family who is unable to care for themselves in an environment that is structured similarly to a home and is staffed by individuals who have received enough training in the provision of care at all hours of the day and night.