Is Mom (or Dad) really OK?

Today I came across an article that really hit home.  How many times does Mom or Dad tell you they’re doing fine and you know it’s not really true?  We struggle to respect their desire to remain independent at home (with dignity!) but also want to ensure their safety and protection.

THELMA“Mom, you are doing very well in many things. All of us want the same thing you want; we want you to stay in your lovely house for as long as you can. But I don’t want to be one day late, one day on the wrong side of The Big One. I don’t want some guy coming in here, saying he’s giving you an appraisal of your antiques and you get robbed. I don’t want to be too late when some man says he’s going to trim your olive trees and instead you get mugged. I don’t want to be one day late of you having an accident in your car. Or you having a fall and breaking your hip. I’m here to keep things right for you for as long as we can. We need to think like intelligent adults, control the things we can control, and make decisions while we are able to decide what we really want.”

If this sounds all too familiar, it may be time to call Love 2 Live.  One of our caring team members can meet with you and your family to help assess what your true needs are.  Your loved one doesn’t have to start with a full-time schedule, unless that is actually what they need.  They can start out slow with a few hours a day, several days a week.  Our goal is to keep your loved one safe and provide you with peace of mind.

Call today so we can discuss your family’s individual needs and help you develop the most appropriate care plan for you and your loved one.

Ph: (619) 291-4663

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