Touching Hearts at Home is pleased to welcome Carlye Wilson as our new Administrative Assistant!
Explore the Benefits Your Mom Gains by Having a Companion
She Has Company on Walks and Outings
One of the benefits of companion care at home is that your mom doesn’t have to go out alone. She’s fallen in the past and isn’t as confident as she used to be, but you want to make sure she still gets fresh air and exercise. A companion helps her on walks.
She has someone with her when she takes a walk around the neighborhood, runs errands, or goes to her medical appointments. Her caregiver can drive her there.
Both of You Worry Less
You worry about your mom being alone all day, every day. She’s not very confident either and worries about falling or being sick when no one is around to see how she’s doing.
Arrange to have home care aides stopping by to keep her company, see how she’s doing, and share reports with you. If something changes, you’ll know. If your mom’s doing fine, you’ll appreciate having these updates.
She Has Help Around the House from Home Care Aides
Keeping up with her housework is tougher than it used to be. Your mom doesn’t have the upper body strength to carry her vacuum up the stairs. She’s scared of falling, so she doesn’t vacuum them unless you happen to be visiting.
She has a harder time with laundry as the stairs to the basement are steep. With a home care aide helping her out, she gains confidence knowing that she isn’t alone. She can do household chores she likes to do, but she has a helping hand with the more difficult chores.
She No Longer Eats Alone
Eating alone when you’re older can be a lonely, depressing act. It often leads to that person eating less, rushing the meal, or opting to eat a small meal that’s already prepared, such as canned pasta. It’s not the healthiest option.
With a home care aide around during meals, your mom eats more and has company eating with her. It boosts her spirits and eases her feelings of isolation and loneliness.
She also enjoys healthier meals because she’s having a home-cooked meal instead of a packaged one. She’ll work with her caregiver to create a weekly menu. They can shop for groceries together, and then her caregiver prepares meals for your mom.
Gather a list of your mom’s questions and any questions you and your siblings have. Once you have that list, call our specialist in companion care at home. Ask your questions, get answers, and make the arrangements that are needed for your mom to age at home without feeling alone.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Care Services in Pulaski TN, please contact the caring staff at Touching Hearts at Home. Serving Middle Tennessee (Nashville, Brentwood, Belle Meade, Franklin, Spring Hill, Columbia, Pulaski, and more!) Call today: 629-203-7925.
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