Just a word from a home care service in Chicago, Divine Providence In Home Care Service……………
Taking care of elderly parent can be much different, and much more demanding, then taking care of an infant, a child or a teenager. For example, even though an infant has needs that must be met there are still many opportunities for mom and dad to get things done. Baby will be sleeping many hours during the day and, after a few months, a babysitter can even be hired for the times when mom needs to get away or dad needs to attend to his work.
When taking care of an elderly parent there is oftentimes the possibility that they need constant, unwavering attention 24 hours a day. If your father is suffering from Alzheimer’s for example and has a tendency to wander off the chance that he could get into real trouble, get lost or have an accident is very real. If your mother has all of her mental capacities but physically is bedridden you won’t have to worry about her wandering off but the chance that she becomes very depressed and lonely is much greater, especially if you are busy with raising your own kids and don’t have the time to sit and keep her company all day long.
The woman in the story that you have just seen is like millions of others around the United States. Raised by loving parents who showed her the true meaning of family, she did not hesitate when it came time for her to step up and take care of her aging, ailing mother. Like countless men and women before her she accepted the extra responsibility without any reluctance but, unfortunately, without any real knowledge about how difficult it can be to take care of someone whose body and mind are failing.
The fact is, many of us are so busy with our work, our children and our community that we simply don’t have the time or energy needed to be able to care for an aging parent as well as we should. What this can lead to is a lot of extra stress, anxiety and even resentment, things that most people never think about until they are actually in a situation that starts to cause them.
Let’s be honest; a comfortable bed and a quiet room are wonderful but no matter who you are all people need human interaction. We need conversation, we need mental stimulation and we need to know that our feelings and our situation matter to others. An elderly parent who is left alone all day long because their loving family is busy with their own lives may soon become depressed, despondent and even angry, emotions that definitely aren’t conducive to healing.
That’s why the in-home caregivers at Divine Providence In Home Care Services are highly trained and certified to be able to give your elderly mother or father the care and attention that they need every single day. When you have a Medicare certified Divine Providence caregiver living in your home you will have a number of benefits that, in many ways, are priceless.
Taking care of an elderly parent is their specialty. For example, your in-home caregiver will assume the task of making sure that mom or dad are able to bath and clean themself every morning with dignity. They will be there to remind them when to take their medications and be able to ask them what they would like to eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. If it’s a nice, sunny day a Divine Providence in-home caregiver can take mom out for a walk to the park or go with dad to his favorite Rotary Club meeting. Mental stimulation and simple conversation are available from an in-home caregiver 24 hours a day, seven days a week, something that can increase your mom or dad’s quality of life immensely.
Of course, the stress and strain of caring for your elderly parent that has been weighing so much on your shoulders will be immediately lifted once a Divine Providence caregiver has been placed in your home. You’ll be able to get back to the other important things in your life like making sure your kids do their homework and taking care of your home with the knowledge that your mom or dad are getting the care and attention that they need and, frankly, deserve.
If you’re having trouble or feeling overwhelmed because of the extra responsibility of taking care of an elderly parent do you and your mom or dad a huge favor and call Divine Providence today. They’ll show you exactly what they can do to help and, once a caregiver is placed in your home, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without them. There is a home care service in Chicago here to help today with Divine Providence In Home Care Service.