As your parents age, you are likely to feel as though you must step in and take care of them.
This is a completely normal feeling, as they get old you want to protect them and help them the best you can. There may be sleepless nights where you worry about whether to move your mother into a retirement community, despite her wishes to remain comfortably at home. This is a hard position to be in, especially because you want your mom to be happy in her environment, but her safety is and should be a priority to you.
Aging comfortably at home may be scary for adult children, as there are numerous hazards that are in the modern-day home. What if the corner of the rug is pulled up and your mom happens to catch it while she is walking to the restroom? Will she be able to get up and call for help? Is it safe for her to live in her own home?
If your mother prefers to stay in her home, you have options that will allow you to have peace of mind that she is safe. 24 Hour Home Care can provide a caregiver that will help your loved one with medication reminders, light housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care and even companionship. You will not have to worry about your mother feeling overwhelmed by the house work she has to do or the meals that she must cook. Our caregivers can help your mother just enough to where she feels as though she still has her independence but will not feel overwhelmed by the amount of work. Our caregivers can also make sure that your mother is safe at all times, scanning the house for hazards and preventing accidents or falls from happening. Our caregivers priority is client happiness and safety, giving you peace of mind that your mother will be aging comfortably and safely at home.
We know that it can be a worrisome decision to make, whether to keep mom at home or move her to a community. Here at 24 Hour Home Care, we think that aging comfortably should be easy and attainable. Let our caregivers help your mother stay at home, while you have the peace of mind that she is safe.