by David Hachmeister
Owner, Care & Comfort at Home
When we move from one house to another, our lives are invariably changed. The longer we lived in our old home, the stranger the new one will seem.
For many seniors, their home has been theirs for decades, so when they have to move, it inevitably is traumatizing. This is especially true for those who have mental or physical difficulties. Despite much improved safety in community settings, being at home is still more reassuring to the senior. Knowing where the sugar is and what time the postal carrier comes by are a large part of daily living. Non-seniors tend to dismiss these simple things as unimportant, but they are very important to those who are more confined in their activities. The more limited we are, the more the important the reassurance of the familiar becomes. As such, most seniors will gladly accept any increasing risks just to remain at home.
Staying at home as long as possible is the fervent desire of almost everyone we meet. In most cases, we at Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans try to blend in as seamlessly as possible when we care for our clients. Gentle reminders about where things are and when medications are to be taken are only a part of what we do. Whether a client has extensive needs or simply longs for a bit of companionship, we work tirelessly to ensure that the right caregiver is matched with the right client. We are all about helping our clients stay at home, surrounded by the comfort of the familiar.