Touching Hearts at Home is pleased to welcome Carlye Wilson as our new Administrative Assistant!
When an Aging Loved One Struggles with Daily Life
There’s no easy way to put it, but regret is a tough pill to swallow. Millions of families deal with the emotion after an aging loved one has passed. They wonder if they did the right thing. Or if there were things they could have done differently.
Homecare is one of the best options for aging seniors when they struggle with daily life, but it’s also the one thing many family members don’t consider. Or bring up.
Why is this the case?
Mostly, it’s because Americans just don’t know very much about home care in general. Too many assume it’s like hospice where a person only has a few weeks of life left. They don’t realize quality home care can actually help seniors life better.
Many people rally around their aging parent or grandparent and support them alone. They become primary family caregivers. That’s when the stress builds. And that’s when mistakes happen.
What does caregiver stress do to relationships?
It puts them under strain. Any stress can do that, though not just caregiver stress. But when you have a child (adult child, mind you) suddenly reversing the original role of the relationship and becoming the caregiver, it’s not easy.
It can often be easier for the child than the aging parent, but it’s still not a smooth transition. You suddenly have two autonomous adults fighting against each other, although they both have the same goals.
What’s the answer?
If more people know about homecare and the benefits it offers to aging and disabled adults, they might not neglect it until the last minute. The more people learn about home care and the incredible options it offers seniors these days, they might be able to focus on their relationships with those aging loved ones and still breathe easier, knowing they’re in good hands.
Not considering or thinking about homecare early on is one of the big regrets family members have when an aging loved one passes. It doesn’t have to be that way. The more you know about it, the more you’ll realize homecare truly is a wonderful option.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering Homecare Services in Memphis 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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