Senior care is a journey, and we are honored to share it with you. This company was born out of our desire to bring compassion and respect our clients by placing the needs, care and welfare of our clients above service expectations. Partnering with our elders, hand in hand, is at the core of everything that we do.
We know that the decision you may be facing comes from a difficult place. What started out as good intentions of taking care of your family member, or promising they would never go into a nursing home, has become a responsibility that has taken over your life. The emotions that come with this new challenge can be a combination of fear, grief, frustration and guilt.
Maybe you are a single, working mother who promised your mother that you would take care of Dad before she passed. But as his health declined you found it more difficult to take care of him while his dementia took hold. At first you tried to delicately balance your responsibilities and guiding him through his forgetfulness and emotional flare-ups. When you get the call from your neighbor concerned about your dad wandering down the street disoriented, you suddenly realize that you are no longer able to provide the level of care that you had once promised.
Maybe you are the spouse of a loved one who has recently fallen and hurt themselves, and is to the point of needing full time care. You have committed your life to your companion but realize that you do not have the physical ability to give the level of care that they need. Your heart aches pondering the notion that you now have to balance your commitment with their needs as well as yours.
In either situation, you may be wondering where to go next.
First, we want you to know that you are not alone. There are many people out there facing this same dilemma but are unable to express it through either pride or fear of projected social prejudice. We want to help you with compassion, comfort and respect just as we have helped many families who have faced the same, or similar, circumstances.
It is our hope this blog will be is a place of connection, understanding and education for you. Every month we will post articles that pertain to you and your family in regard to elder care and opportunities to Respect Your Elders.