Simply “Be There”

by Lois Etienne on April 27, 2012

in Caregiver Support,Grandmothers,Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Sometimes, the simple idea is the best. What do you do when you go to visit your sick or aged friend or loved one? Depending on their limitations, you may want to plan an outing or play some board games or cards. Maybe they would like you to read the newspaper to them. Maybe your grandmother would like you to take her to church. Maybe your dad would like help with his puzzle.

But the idea behind all the ideas and the real reason you decided to visit them to start with is purely to support them and show that you care. Do you realize that you can do that without doing much of anything? Even when they’re sick or have limited physical capabilities, most folks are aware that you’ve given up your time and activities to visit with them…and that’s enough.

Of course, sometimes you feel guilty that you’re not doing their laundry or dishes or mowing the grass! Or, maybe you are doing those things and not really visiting with your grandmother. Maybe now is the time to consider a caregiver from someone like Home Instead Senior Care. Having a caregiver visit several times a week to take care of the housekeeping and maybe even the cooking and shopping, makes it okay for you to just visit as their child or grandchild..not their caregiver. Think about it…

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