You were raised and taught how to care for a family. From your babies thru the teenage years.
You help your children learn to go forward and become independent adults.
Then over time you see a loved one who needs help and they’re going totally in the opposite direction than they should.
You need to do something!
Once independent… now DEPENDENT. On you!
Your parent use to put you to bed but the tables have turned and you’re now putting them to bed.
You live your life not thinking one day it will flip. You never gave it a thought you’d be managing someone else’s life.
You weren’t prepared for this huge change in direction where out of the blue you have to start making choices and decisions for a loved one.
To be brutally honest with you, there will be many days when you think you can’t do this for another second, much less days, months or years. There will be days when you fall apart.
Role reversal is serious and becomes more daunting than either of us could have ever imagined.
It’s not your fault you weren’t prepared.
That’s why I decided to begin this journey and be an advocate for adult children like you, when reversing the roles.
I’ve been taking care of my 102 year old mother over 20 years now. AND I’m still in the trenches.
You’re a mighty warrior!
All family caregivers are warriors! If I can help just one family, it’s all worth it to me to put the time into this site.
You can do this! You don’t have to do this alone.