Your Mom or Dad might be in a hospice situation in west Georgia, battling a terminal illness or cancer, or might need help adjusting to the increasing demands of living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Maybe they’re still mostly self-sufficient, but have become more isolated and depressed as their friends have moved from west Georgia, or passed away. As much as we want to be there for them, to care for them and let them stay close to everything that matters to them, sometimes the workload, time and skills required to keep our loved ones safe and pain-free are more than we, as caregivers, can offer by ourselves. Yet, we don’t want to send Mom or Dad to a ‘nursing home’. We want in-home care for our aging loved ones so they can stay where they want to stay — right here in Hiram, Georgia – and in their own home
Undoubtedly your own parents would also choose to remain in their own homes and near familiar places, friends and loved ones. I know my Mom wanted that. If we’d known about places that provide in-home senior care in west Georgia — places like Comfort Keepers — we might have been able to allow her to stay where she wished to stay – in the home she loved, the home she had lovingly decorated and arranged, gardened and cooked in. She would have gotten not just the physical care that we couldn’t provide by ourselves, but someone to talk to if we had to be away for a while, a compassionate companion, right here in West Georgia, to listen to her stories and fears, as well as a kind voice to reassure her or discuss her concerns with.
Little is more frightening or depressing than finding oneself in a nursing home or hospital room, surrounded by harsh lights, scary machines, scarier sounds and busy strangers poking and prodding and waking you at all hours. Nothing is more poignant than watching your life of independence slip away, to be replaced by fear and helplessness.
We can do better than this for our own beloved seniors, and we can do it right here in Hiram, while still maintaining our own lives and health, with the help of professional, expert respite care.
When caregivers can find a place like Comfort Keepers, we can relax, knowing that our Mom or Dad or other senior loved one will not have to endure the nightmares of a nursing home or hospital. Instead, they can be treated with value and dignity, allowed to remain in the one place that gives the most comfort, familiarity and security of all; their own homes.
Whether it’s time right now, or if you’re making a game-plan for your loved one’s future, check out in-home elder care, including Comfort Keepers in West Georgia. There is a lot to be said for the peace of mind you and your loved one will feel when you have options in place for conscientious, responsible and comforting assistance well in advance, so everyone is ready for when that time comes.