One Caregiver's Story: Mom Moved in, but Will She Still Need Home Care Services?

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One Caregiver's Story: Mom Moved in, but Will She Still Need Home Care Services?



Home Care Services in Stamford, CT - Your Loved One May Still Need Help While You are at Work

Home Care Services in Stamford, CTOne of the main reasons why I had my mother move in with me was so that I could care for her. At first, she was reluctant to pack up and move more than an hour away from her home, but she understood that she couldn’t care for herself properly any longer.

I simply assumed that once she moved then everything would be okay. I would be able to help clean her room and do her laundry and do other things that she could no longer do safely, but I have begun to realize that home care services may still be necessary.

A full-time job.

What I didn’t realize when it came to caring for my mother was that it is, essentially, a full-time job. I already have a full-time job that actually consumes 50 or more hours of my life every week. I come home tired and have to tend to numerous things that my mother requires. Even have to wake up in the morning earlier and earlier just to make sure that she has the things she needs.

During the day, I find I am easily distracted at work worrying about my mother. She never lived in the house with me so she is not familiar with where everything is. At times, I would come home and find her rooting through the cabinets trying to find a certain pot or pan to make lunch. This happens to be at six or 7 o’clock in the evening.

What I am not sure about now, though, is whether home care services should even be necessary at this point. Shouldn’t I be able to take care of her well enough because she moved in with me?

I started asking this question to various coworkers and friends and what they told me was actually a bit surprising.

One friend told me that she had her mother move in with her years ago so that she could take care of her. She found out that this was going to require a significant amount of her time, something she had been unprepared for.

She said that she talked to her mother about hiring an in-home care service provider during the day when she was at work. Her mother was reluctant, just as my mother is, but when she told her mother about the toll it was taking on her, she realized that having a professional in-home care service provider working with her would not only help her stay safe, but that it would allow her own daughter the time she needed to take care of things.

I talked to my mother about this and received a similar amount of resistance, but I’m sure we will work out something so that we hire home care services for her.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care services in Stamford, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at (203) 340-0652.

Caleena Namdev, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Stamford

Caleena Namdev is the President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut. Caleena has been working with seniors for a long time - whether it was her volunteer work with the IRS, or her role at the prestigious trust and estate law firm in Darien. Providing guidance to seniors and family members so they can get the help they need, is a passion for Caleena.

"Hi - I am Caleena Namdev, President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend you our warmest welcome. We know that searching for personalized, high quality care for your loved one is difficult. Your loved ones deserve the highest level of care and support. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we strive to exceed the high standards that you have set for their care. Please call my office at (203) 661-6969 and speak to a member of my CareTEAM™.

When you call us, you will be speaking with Stamford's most reliable, professionally managed, non-medical homecare agency - an agency, you can depend on for the care of your loved ones, whether you live around town, or thousands of miles away. You will also be speaking with an agency, where the owners are directly involved in ensuring that your loved ones get the highest level of care. We are SWCCA approved and are able to work directly with your long term insurance provider and worker's compensation insurance provider."

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