5 More Errors in Taking Care of Elderly Parents: 1. Not Taking Fall Hazards Seriously 2. Not Planning Ahead for Problems 3. Trying to Do it All Yourself 4. Not Taking Caregiver Burnout Seriously 5. Ignoring Your Elderly Parents’ Boundaries
Elderly people who are confined to bed for long periods of time because of diagnosis or frailty often experience severe mood swings. They get tired of sitting or lying down, become bored with life and miss social contact with others.