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Are You Worried About Your Mother?

Are You Worried About Your Mother?

When was the last time you spoke to your mother on the phone?  Do you have daily or weekly visits? Working a full-time job and raising a family is fulfilling, but can also be stressful. We often forget to do the little things that may make all the difference. Every mother has a way about them, and we have seen our mothers grow as we grew up.  So many books have been written about raising children, but there is an intangible quality to the relationship a child has with their mother. It’s something that is unfathomable by anyone other than the two protagonists. Retire-At-Home Halton knows that we can never replace you, but we can offer a helping hand. It may be oversimplifying things, but there are some certainties: Our mothers love us We love our mothers Our relationships can be complicated We want the best for each other When your mother needs you, it can be a bit of a role-reversal, can’t it?  Not only will she have to admit that she can’t do everything anymore, you will have to make adjustments to your own lifestyle. How can you help? We may never have seen her cry because she’s so good at hiding her sadness.  We may never have seen her show affection toward our father because she has her own ideas of propriety.  We may never have seen her get angry because she wanted to protect us from negativity. Sometimes, it’s a generational divide that prevents us from identifying when someone needs help but won’t ask for it. She can be really good at hiding her pain...
How to Talk to Your Parents About Getting Help

How to Talk to Your Parents About Getting Help

While the modern family is no longer limited by traditional definitions, there are values that are common throughout all families; the basic premise is that you take care of one another to ensure that your physical and emotional needs are met. Your parents are the example you followed when faced with decisions about anything from big life decisions like buying a home, to the less significant yet still important decisions about food choices, where to go for holidays or spending habits. When you realize that while your parents are still full of life and a valuable part of your family, but can’t be left alone any longer, it can be a lot to handle. Empathy is a magical word Retire-At-Home Halton understands that you want only the best for your parents as they age, and can no longer take care of themselves. Our team of caregivers and nurses embrace all types of families, and are advocates for seniors. We’ve learned that whether you have children or not, putting yourself in the shoes of your own parents can help you understand what it must feel like when you aren’t able to take care of the daily things you have done for so many years. It must be a shock to the senses to realize that bending down to put on your socks and shoes results in the need for a 20-minute lie-down because of arthritis pain. After a while, maybe you’ll stop putting your socks and shoes on to save on the pain. Plan your conversation Many seniors often neglect their personal hygiene and their daily tasks because they become...
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