It can be difficult having a family member who requires regular and constant care due to old age, knowing just how to best manage your elderly relative's daily care. As your parent's child, you want only the best for your family member, and the best for your whole family. You may be a lone caretaker, or in a shared caretaking situation. Whatever your personal care situation is, it can become stressful, and the desire to take a vacation is a legitimate one. But, who will take care of mom or dad while you're away? Isn't the best possible care for your loved one your care? Maybe it would be best if you didn't take the time off.