In the next few days, many of us will be heading home for the holidays. College and Pro Football, Turkey Trots, touch football with our cousins and uncles, endless cooking that usually starts on Monday, just to name a few things that normally occupy our Thanksgiving weekend. The next week will give many of us an opportunity to catch up on lost time over the past year, sharing stories, showing pictures of our childrens' events, and sharing fading memories of summer trips gone by.
One thing that doesn't get discussed January-October is mom/dad's fading health, and the seemingly fading strength they once had. It may start with a simple forgotten grocery item, a stack of untouched bills, or even untouched areas of the house that use to never show a speck of dust. For many of us heading home this Thanksgiving these stories have become all to familiar, mom or dad just can't do it alone anymore.
For our family the unpaid stack of bills turned into frozen dinners every night, which turned into unkept areas of the house, which led to a broken hip after tripping over an item that usually isn't there, which led to 2 months of hospital and rehab visiting days that could have been prevented had we just noticed the signs sooner.
At Calvert Personal Care Services, we're here to help. One of the best things we can do for our parents is help them to maintain their sense of pride. Mom may just need someone a couple hours a week to help grocery shop. Dad may need someone a couple hours a week to help maintain the yard or clean up around the house so mom doesn't have to worry about those hard to reach places. Mom may be showing early signs of Alzheimer's, a guest for a couple hours a week to help stimulate her brain by reading newspapers, looking through photos, or doing crossword puzzles.
Our main objective at Calvert is to keep your loved ones in the comfort of their home for as longly as the safely can. Call us today, we would be happy to drop by to see your mom/dad.
Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at CPCS!
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