Home for the Holidays
Are you planning to visit your loved one over the holidays?
We all know the holidays can be a stressful time for both you and your loved ones. To help navigate these times with greater ease, take a moment and consider what expectations would best serve you and your loved this holiday season.
My mom lives independently and she is adamant that she intends to continue to do so until her dying day. I was recently visiting her and thought it would be a nice treat to take her out for lunch. On the way back, we decided to stop by the market to get her groceries. Normally, she prefers to do her grocery shopping on her own.
This is a guest post by Gina M, a client of Eldercare Specialists.
We all have busy lives and sometimes we need help balancing our responsibilities to our immediate family, ourselves, and our aging parents. I know I sure did!
Life presents many challenges from taking care of our parents or loved ones to putting food on the table.
During these unusually challenging times requiring “shelter-in-place,” social distancing, home-schooling, working from home, and more, it is normal to feel anxious, overwhelmed or exhausted.
We understand the impact that isolation has on our clients and their families and are doing everything we can to bridge that gap. Virtual services minimize social isolation, help us manage and monitor health, and support caregivers when they need it most. We encourage you to access these services without hesitation.
Reaching the point at which your loved one can return home following a hospitalization or procedure should be a relief, yet often this experience can be fraught with uncertainty. Asking yourself questions like 'are they really well enough to be discharged?', or 'how will we cope while they're unable to care for themselves?' is a completely natural reaction and can feel overwhelming. Thankfully, we have the answers.