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Try to Avoid Feelings of Guilt

Home Care in Perry Township OH

Guilt affects all of us. No one is immune. However, guilt is basically a useless emotion that doesn’t allow us to actually solve any problems. When it comes to caring for an aging loved one such as a Home Care in Perry Township OHparent or grandparent, you may feel guilty about things you might not have done (even if you thought about doing it).

For example, you might have noticed your aging mother having difficulty getting around on her own but you didn’t mention the prospect of relying on home care assistance. When she was hospitalized after a slip and fall accident with a broken hip, you laid awake at night, many nights in a row, thinking about why you didn’t actually have the conversation.  That guilt can surround you and can feel almost smothering. In truth, guilt is not going to do anything but distract you from what needs to be done now.

Steps to take in the recovery process.

Your mother is going to require a lengthy recovery process. She may be discharged from the hospital and sent to a nursing home to continue with her basic recovery. From there, she will eventually be sent home where she may need a significant level of assistance.

Feeling guilty about what you did or didn’t do in the past isn’t going to help anything. What you need to do is accept the fact that this happened and you don’t want a repeat. You don’t want your mother to have to be readmitted to the hospital once again for another slip and fall accident or because the recovery didn’t go according to plan.

The first step in the recovery process is understanding exactly what needs to take place. Your mother may require a physical therapist to help strengthen her muscles. She could also benefit from the assistance of a home care aide.

You may be primed and ready to be her caregiver for a while, but if you have no prior experience doing this type of work, especially for somebody who is recovering from such a serious injury, you may miss out on some important steps along the way.

You can certainly be there for her and support your mother during this recovery, but sit down and talk to her about relying on an experienced and professional caregiver through an agency. That could be the best decision you make. The second best is to let go of any guilt you may be feeling.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring professional home care services in Perry Township, OH, call the caring staff at Rather Be Home Senior Care at (330) 915-4575 today!

Deidre Scott, Founder

Owner, Founder at Rather Be Home Senior Care
Deidre Scott is the founder of Rather Be Home and has always found her passion in the health and well-being of others. Shortly after receiving her bachelor's degree she worked for Bristol Myers-Squibb as a cardiovascular representative. Her specialties included blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol. She then worked 15 years with Procter & Gamble where she educated Veterinarians on how nutrition could help nutritionally manage various disease states such as kidney failure, colitis and diabetes in cats and dogs. During that time she pursued her education further and received her MBA.

She founded Rather Be Home in 2014 after seeing the tribulations her friends were having with their aging parents. Hard decisions need to be made and no one knows where to go for help. Having lived with her grandparents most of her childhood and helping her grandma care for her grandpa it just seemed natural to open a home care business. Deidre is also a certified instructor for CPR/First Aid & AED through the American Red Cross and a State Tested Nurse Aide registered through the Ohio Department of Health. Currently she is undergoing classes to become a Certified Senior Advisor. She sets rigorous standards for her company as well as the caregivers she employs.