Baby boomers have popularly been dubbed the Sandwich Generation over the past few years, due to the fact that they are caring for children and older parents at the same time, and experts have seen record levels of stress among these caregivers.
Luckily, some home healthcare services have started that could offer some necessary relief for boomers who feel like they are at the end of their rope. One company, ComForcare Senior Services, has recently seen some success in Florida’s Palm Beach area.
This non-medical, professional caregiving business attempts to lighten the load by providing seniors with housekeeping, meal preparation, dressing, bathroom assistance and other personal needs services, according to The Sun Sentinel.
“[ComForcare] improves quality of life, helps people stay in their homes, and assures families that their loved one is being taken care of,” Scott Greenberg, co-owner, told the news source.
One way for adult children to ensure that an elderly parent is safe and secure is by using an elderly alert system, which will give older adults the opportunity to notify the authorities if a medical situation does occur, and stay in touch with friends and family while living alone.