Business Owners and Caring for an Elderly Parent

Can you run a business and take care of an infirmed elderly parent at the same time?  Certainly, it can be done, but the physical, emotional, and financial toll can be harrowing.

The problem is compounded when the parent lives at a distance from you. It’s hard to be in two places at once—at your company and with your parent.

Consider using a geriatric care manager (find one through the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) who can act as your surrogate to quarterback your parent’s care (speak to doctors, engage and oversee aides, ensure a safe home environment or help with placement in senior living situations).

This frees you from administrative chores and gives you more time to spend with a parent on a personal level.


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