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The Value of Companionship and Home Care for Mom

Home Care for Seniors Lexington NC

Home Care for Seniors Lexington NC

Through the years you have done everything you can to help your mother and father with a variety of things around the house. You noticed changes in their physical capabilities as they got older, and since your father passed away, you’ve been worried your mother might need more than just an occasional hand taking the garbage out and doing some other things.

She seems okay at the moment, though. 

At the moment, your mother doesn’t really seem to need too much with regard to assistance around the house. But she does appear lonely.

Your mother lost her license to drive several years ago and since your father passed away, in those first months afterward, there were plenty of friends and family members coming to visit her and calling to talk to her on the phone.

In the past few months, though, that has almost all but dried up. You work a full-time job and live more than an hour away from her; you simply can’t be there as often as she might like. You worry she’s getting lonely and that can lead to feelings of isolation and even depression.

There are things you can do to help her out. One of those is to talk about hiring a home care aide.

Why home care is such a great option, even just for companionship. 

Not all seniors who rely on home care support actually need a lot of physical support or reminders. Some simply spend the majority of their days alone and relish in the companionship that an experienced home care aide can offer.

Your mother could rely on this caregiver for just two or three days a week, for two or three hours at a time. Not only could that aid assist her with taking the garbage out, doing laundry, and some other basic chores around the house, they can also play games, offer encouragement, and have conversations with her.

Companionship should never be overestimated. People are social creatures; they gravitate toward others and those who have a tendency to spend the majority of their time alone will be more likely to develop certain emotional challenges.

After your father passed away, your mother may have felt the loneliness surround her. By talking about hiring a home care aide, you can actually help her improve her mindset, mentality, and help her stay positive in these difficult moments in life, these difficult but necessary transitions.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for seniors in Lexington, NC, contact the caring professionals at TenderHearted Home Care today. Call us at 704-612-4132

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Renee Gray

Founder, Owner, President at TenderHearted Home Care
As Founder, Owner & President of TenderHearted Home Care, I have always had a heart for helping others. I started with babysitting while a teenager, assisting the mentally disabled in a work environment for 10 years, homeschooling my two sons, serving others for 9 years while employed through the local hospital and since 2011 have been focused on helping seniors to maintain their independence in the comfort of their own home. I am a Certified Senior Care Manager (CSCM) as designated by the Association of Care Services At Home (www.acsah.org).

I have enjoyed volunteering my time as the President of the Rowan County Home School Association, assisting with the Parkinson’s Support Group, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Pregnancy Support Center, MOPS International, Capstone Recovery Center, Kairos Outside, Celebrate Recovery, various church committees and going on a mission trip to Moldova. I am a member of the Rowan County Council on Aging, Meals on Wheels board member, REACH of Rowan County, HIPSS of Davidson County, Second Tuesday Business Group and several Christian Business Life Groups.

I am passionate about serving others and providing the most compassionate care possible, as I would want for my own family. I love relaxing with my husband, Peter, and my two dogs, Yoyo and Terra Cotta.

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