With the popularity of in-home care for seniors on the rise, maintaining a safe environment is a critical aspect of in-home caregiving. Moreover, frum families who opt to care for their aging or ailing parent or family member at home are adhering to core Torah principles of honoring one’s mother and father, respect for the elderly, and personify ma’aseh avot siman l’banim as their actions serve as an exemplary role model for chinuch banim – for their children’s education.
Providing care to someone elderly or ill can be deeply satisfying. However, caregiver burnout (or caregiver stress syndrome) is a common issue – whether you are fulfilling an important Torah mitzvah by looking after an elderly parent, caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease, or providing care for someone with cancer or another ailment. Not only does being a caregiver have its own set of challenges, but if you are trying to balance a busy family life and work on top of it, providing care can become overwhelming.