Unfortunately, you are not able to turn back time. Your children are no longer the only parenting role you have. It is now including the care and decision making for your own parents. Role Reversal for aging parents is difficult for all concerned. It isn’t anything you prepared for or expected would happen to you. If you need a dose of growing up, elder care will make it happen whether you’re ready or not!
According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, there are over 33 million people in the U.S. who care for an aging relative or friend. Caregivers need to be aware that drug errors can happen and may be serious, but often are preventable.