Stress and Family Care Can be a Major Problem
The stress in preparing for an emergency is bad enough, but until you are actually in that situation you will not know how much it will impact your plans. All your planning and preparing is only half of what will happen if you are taking care of elderly parents, a sick child or someone with special needs. That includes a disease, like heart problems, Parkinson’s, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and numerous other diseases that are out there. This also puts a lot of stress on your husband and children, plus the person who is sick
There is no way of fully preparing for something like this. I have been taking care of my in-laws for several years now and since they have reached the age of 90 and 91 we have had several emergencies. You just finish with one problem and doctor visits and another one pops up. It’s a constant vigil to keep everything running smoothly and keeping them comfortable. And this is in their home.
So what can be done for them? First of all make sure that you have all the equipment you may need to transport them to safety if need be. There may be many that can’t be moved so you shelter in place. No stress there right? The family or caregivers may not look like they are under stress, but it only takes one situation where it becomes too much and they snap.