When your mother was hospitalized you took some time off from work. It was a stressful situation, to say the least, and after a while you began to realize her recovery was going to take a significant amount of time. You decided to continue taking time off, and fortunately you had accrued enough vacation and sick time to do so and your boss was more than supportive.
When your mother was finally discharged and sent home, you knew the recovery was going to take a long time. You did whatever you could to help out, but you may have made mistakes and you admit that now. There may have been missed opportunities that could’ve been beneficial for her.
Many family caregivers don’t have prior experience doing this sort of thing.
Most people who ultimately begin taking care of an adult in their family, whether it’s a disabled adult child, aging parent, grandparent, or someone else, have no prior experience doing this type of work. They don’t know what to expect, don’t know the best strategies to employ, and there could be numerous missed opportunities.
There’s nothing better than home care support services to assist in these situations.
After a while, though, you began to realize how limited you were on your time. You had to get back to your full-time job and had numerous other responsibilities to take care of throughout the day. The more time that passed, the more often it seemed your mother was calling for assistance.
That’s when you began to realize home care support was something to consider.
Since your mother continues to need assistance throughout the day, you can’t simply ignore the situation any longer, but at the same time you can’t go on like this.
When you hire a home care aide, it may feel difficult to get on with your life.
You feel as though there’s a loss. You may have to go through a grieving process. Give yourself that time. Don’t try to rush the situation. Keep in contact with your mother, even though she no longer needs you every single day, morning, afternoon, and at night.
Stop by to spend some quality time with her. You may have missed that opportunity when you were dedicated to supporting her, preparing meals, assisting with things, and more. Now you have the chance to begin getting your life back, relax, and taking care of things that are important to you.
Interim HealthCare is a nationwide company that is dedicated to helping seniors maintain full, independent lives where they most desire to live: in the comfort of their own homes. Call us today to find a location near you. 800-944-8888
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