Coping with Uncomfortable Situations when Providing Care for Mom at Home

Home Care in Glendale CO

Providing any type of care for an aging parent within the comfort of your home may seem like a simple task. It’s one of the main reasons why so many people become family caregivers; they simplyHome Care in Glendale CO assume there won’t be a lot of work involved.

However, many of those family caregivers end up realizing just how much work it is to take care of elderly individuals. It may require assistance with basic housekeeping. It may require taking them to doctors’ appointments, to the store to go shopping, taking your time walking through the aisles at the supermarket, waiting for them to decide whether they want one product or another.  It may require the family caregiver to help prepare meals, help the elderly individual out of bed and, in some situations, assisting with potentially uncomfortable situations.

What types of situations can be uncomfortable?

For the most part, helping an elderly parent to go to the bathroom can certainly be defined by many people as an uncomfortable situation. Assisting an aging mother or father onto and off of the toilet may be incredibly uncomfortable for the family caregiver and the parent.

This doesn’t mean family members don’t do these type of things, as many of them do across the country. However, just because the younger family caregiver may not have a major problem assisting with these sorts of things, it may cause the senior to be extremely uncomfortable. If that senior is unable or unwilling to express his or her discomfort, things can go on like that for quite some time.  Another potentially uncomfortable situation is assisting the elderly individual into and out of the shower.

The solution.

Whenever faced with a potentially uncomfortable situation, there are solutions that can help the senior and the family caregiver. The most effective one in this type of situation would be to hire an experienced home care provider.  These caregivers likely help other seniors with some of these very personal and intimate details of basic daily life. They are professional, understand the intricacies and how to best help a person who needs physical assistance getting into and out of the shower, proper lifting techniques, and more. Hiring an experienced home care aide could bring comfort to your elderly mother, even if you don’t realize she may be uncomfortable with certain assistance she’s receiving from you.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring home care services near Glendale, CO, please contact Visiting Angels at 303-232-9999.

About Greg Elliott

Greg Elliott founded the Visiting Angels’ office in 2008 after a successful, twenty year career in pharmaceutical sales and management. The original office was located in Lakewood, and has since been relocated to Wheat Ridge to accommodate our ever-expanding team.

“Our goal is to allow Seniors to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. The service that we provide is truly rewarding, and I love the time I get to spend meeting Seniors in our community.”

Greg is a proud graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. He currently resides in Arvada, and loves spending time with his wife and son and their Australian Shepherd . When not at the office, Greg enjoys travel, skiing, golf and fly-fishing.

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