Oct 13, 2017 by Alan White
Whether you live in the same city as your parent or half-way across the world, your mother or father often feels lonely when they don’t see you. For some adult children, hearing “I never see you!” can be frustrating and may drive you further away. But without you around, your parent may get even more lonely. In home health care suggests that it may be time to understand your loved one’s response and where it comes from.
Your mom or dad may have chosen to age in place with the comforts of a home that they are familiar with. What they might not have taken into consideration was although they were remaining at home, you were no longer living there, their spouse was gone, as were many of their neighbors. While they may be receiving in home health care, in many cases this is just part-time assistance with chores or shopping, and they will still be alone for a majority of their day. We tend not to think about issues like these because we take opportunities to socialize for granted, but for your parent the problem is far more acute. In the meantime, when you do come to visit, whether daily, weekly, or whatever schedule you can arrange, it never feels like enough for your mother or father who now has an abundance of time.
Companionship can be a solution to this problem. One of the services we offer is companionship – if your loved one just needs to spend time with someone, we can help. Comfort Keepers has a unique approach to caregiving called Interactive Caregiving, which helps older adults live rich, fulfilling lives. If you want to learn more about companionship, watch this video to learn how our caregiver LuAnn from our Canton office helped Trish’s family by providing home care.
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