by David Hachmeister, Owner, Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans
My local YMCA has a “sit and be fit” class that meets every day before we run (sort of) our pickup basketball games. One man from the class came up to me and introduced himself, and we started talking. Soon after, his new lady friend came over and started chatting with us as well. She was tiny and very frail looking, but with a radiant smile. Both had been widowed after more than 50 years of happy marriage. Now they had found each other. They looked giddy.
I was so glad they stopped to say hello. It seems that they just wanted people to know how happy they are. Many people have a difficult time with marriage the first time around, but getting a second chance after a happy first is a double blessing.
At Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans, companionship is an often overlooked but critical part of what we do. We take the time and use our experience to find the best match between client and Caregiver. We ask questions, not because we are nosy or wish to intrude, but facilitate the best match possible the first time.
We know change is difficult at any age, but the older we get, the less we seem to like it. If your loved one seems lonely, they most likely are. But we here at Care & Comfort at Home can help alleviate that loneliness. Our Caregivers not only provide companionship within the home, but they also help seniors and veterans get out, meet new people, and socialize. We can help!