Melissa was having a very difficult time convincing her mother that she needed home care support. Her mother didn’t see the point. After all, Melissa was helping to take care of her and it seemed that was all Melissa’s mother needed.
For Melissa, though, she was extremely busy.
She was having a difficult time keeping track of everything she needed to get done during the week. She had a full-time career, was raising children of her own, and had to give up time at her local gym in the morning. She was feeling stressed and anxious and even though she kept throwing out clues to her mother about these problems, it didn’t seem to get through to her.
Her mother thought home care would be full-time.
Melissa’s mother had the idea that hiring a home care aide would mean she would be relying on this caregiver for at least eight hours a day, five to seven days a week. She didn’t want to do that. She was still capable of doing a lot of things on her own, but needed help with certain tasks.
She kept wondering why her own daughter wasn’t willing to help.
She simply didn’t realize how much stress and pressure this was placing on Melissa. When Melissa began looking around at various agencies, she came to the realization she could hire somebody for just two hours a day once a week to start. She knew that if her mother would go for this, it could be a stepping stone to her accepting more and more support from outside.
She sat down to talk to her mother about this and, despite her mother’s initial protests, when she realized she could rely on this caregiver for just a couple of hours once a week, she agreed to look into it more. They ultimately hired a caregiver through an agency and before long Melissa’s mother was extolling the wonders and virtues of this incredible caregiver.
She felt comfortable with this individual. This caregiver was inspiring her to try new things, pursue various interests, and was always there and reliable.
Her mother agreed to increase the hours this home care aide worked with her and that was a great relief to Melissa. Through most agencies, home care aides can be hired for just one or two days a week to start. That can help seniors and others begin to realize the benefits these services offer.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for a senior in Jackson, NJ, contact the caring staff at Care Street Home Care’s Ocean/Monmouth Division. Call today 732-719-7011.
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