Watching our parents age is never easy. Often we are forced to observe their health decline and later become a member of a “sandwich generation”. Caring for parents will come with a great deal of hardship. Personality changes and temper tantrums are only a few changes that can occur.
But focusing only on drawbacks is never a good idea. It is scientifically proven that grandparents have beneficial impact not only on grandchildren, but on a whole household. Read on to find out why your gratefulness for older parent should go way beyond just being thankful for bringing you up.
Decades of life experience
We already wrote all about the truth behind the saying “knowledge comes from learning, wisdom comes from living”. You can be highly educated, but no amount of studying will ever compare to life experience that your elderly parent have.
They are always ready to help and will be more than happy to advise you. Making difficult decisions will become less daunting when you have someone to lean on. Just think how many skills they can still teach you! No matter if it is taxes, sawing or baking the best lemon drizzle cake – knowledge transfer will commence in seconds!
Why are grandparents important?
Your elderly parents make difference in their child’s lives and establishing secure role of grandparents in grandchildren’s live is crucial. Kids who have greater emotional closeness with grandparents are less likely to be depressed as adults.
Being in the close proximity with unconditional love from grandparents manifests in happier, more confident and healthier children. Moreover they can easily influence their values and behaviours, thus shaping the positive attitude towards life.
Last but certainly not least, grandparents can help connect children to their tradition and heritage. It gives the little ones sense of identity, who they are and where they’ve come from. At the same time preventing them from feeling isolated and detached.
From now on you will never have to ask yourself the question: “Why celebrate grandparents day?”.
Grandparents reduce household stress
Easy-going attitude is in the grandparents nature. They don’t have to stress out about new boss at their job anymore. Elderly parents are often a voice of reason, explaining everything calmly as they recently slowed down and started to gain a wider perspective.
Growing old together
Is there anything better than growing old together with your loving parents? You have to enjoy it while it lasts. Remember to slow down in your busy live, spend some quality time with your parents.
You can make it easier by letting them live in their home instead of going to the nursing home. We need to remember that seniors needs change rapidly and everyday task can be difficult. You might not be able to adequately provide for senior in your life. Hence, seeking professional care is the only viable option.
Live-in care model is a great alternative. In order to ensure the top quality of support, the carer will live and take care of the client in the comfort of their own home. They don’t have to sell property and move to assisted living facility. Our clients continue to live independently surrounded by beloved pets and visited by family without restrictions.