A Testimony from your Chicago home care service Divine Providence In Home Care Services……
No matter who you are, no matter what your age, everyone knows how important it is to have family in your life. Sure it’s nice to have friends but, let’s face it, friends come and go. Strong, lasting family bonds are much more important, especially as we get older. Indeed, with people living much longer and the advancements in medical science that we have seen in the last few decades, having family around to be there when things get tough is vital, especially when taking care of our aging parents inevitably becomes necessary.
As children, we all depend on our parents for practically everything. They put a roof over our heads, clothes on our back and food in our bellies but also show us and tell us many of the lessons that we need to learn in order to ‘make it’ in this world. We look up to our parents and, in many cases, see them as almost infallible and indestructible.
Think about it; what young boy doesn’t think that his father is the fastest or the strongest? What little young girl doesn’t believe that her mom is the prettiest and the smartest? It is only after we grow up and become adults that we realize that our parents are just as vulnerable, just as flawed, just as human as we are.
Inevitably, in every person’s life, there will come a time when their mother and father have reached an age where they may no longer be able to take care of themselves. Advancing years take their toll on every human and our moms and dads are no exception. It’s especially cruel that, as we advance in age, more and more debilitating diseases seem to pop up. Like roadblocks on the way to our ‘ golden years’ crippling infirmities like Parkinson’s, osteoporosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and others have a cruel way of reminding us that nobody lives forever.
It is at this point that a son may be called upon to be a caregiver for his father or a daughter will be depended upon to take care of her mother. Taking care of our aging parents is the price we pay for having been taken care of ourselves as children.
What happens next is uniquely different for every family but, in many ways, exactly the same. An ailing father will move in with his son or daughter’s family so that they can watch over him and take care of him. A mother who can no longer care for herself will seek refuge in the comfort of her daughter’s home and family.
That’s the reason family is so important but, in many cases, it comes with a heavy price. Simply put, taking care of an elderly or ailing parent can be a lot more stressful then taking care of a child. In many ways it is much more difficult, especially when you take into consideration all of the emotions and history between a senior parent and their adult child.
If, for example, you already have your hands full with children of your own, a family to support and the prerequisite job five days a week, taking care of a debilitated and uniquely needy parent can add a layer of stress and anxiety to your life that can quickly become overwhelming.
There are so many things that your mom or dad need every single day. Basic needs like hygiene, going to the bathroom and being fed are on the list, of course, but there are many others that need to be addressed and accommodated for. Simple things like conversation, taking an afternoon walk or engaging in a game of cards may not seem all that essential but, in the day-to-day scheme of things, they can be vital and mean the difference between simply surviving and really living.
That’s why, at Divine Providence In Home Care Services, our solution is to place a caregiver in your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These are people who will take care of your aging, ailing parent just like you would, but unlike you they will be able to give their full and undivided attention to your parent all day long, every day. When it comes to taking care of our aging parents Divine Providence has the people and the experience to do it right.
We know you love your mom and dad because we have parents too and we love them a lot. If taking care of them has become too much for you an in-home caregiver from Divine Providence may be the solution that you’ve been searching for. Why not do yourself and your family a favor and find out more today. Your mom and dad took care of you. Let us help you take care of them. Here at your Chicago home care service Divine Providence In Home Health Services.