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David Hachmeister

by David Hachmeister, Owner, Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans

We know our role. Despite our best efforts, we know we come in second to a close-knit and supporting family — that is still a better care-providing option for most people than we are. Family comes first. When Care and Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans comes into your home, we understand why we are there: to supplement care whenever and wherever possible, as the family defines it.

 For those receiving care, the way they will react to the idea of someone new coming in is usually quite easy to predict. They aren’t happy. The guilt card may be played early and often. You have much company if you feel uncomfortable at the outset. But, let me reassure you: Once the care provider and client bond, life improves dramatically.

In the modern world, people are living far longer and in far more debilitated states than ever before. There are no scripts for how the sometimes decades of care are to be managed. Families struggle to care for relatives, often for much longer than could have been anticipated. If the person who is cared for still has good cognition, they too may recognize what is happening, notice the difficulties, and understand why outside help has become necessary.

 While the conversation regarding the need for outside care is solely between you and your loved ones, we can certainly lift at least some of that burden for you. Our experienced caregivers are very good at reading difficult situations. They are able to take on responsibilities for the physical and emotional well-being of our clients.

 My grandmother had a pillow with an inscription. It read, “Getting old isn’t for sissies.” How right she was. We can’t stop the aging process, but Care & Comfort at Home can help seniors and veterans — and their caring families — with the difficulties that come along with it.

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