By David Hachmeister, Owner, Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans
One of the things we all want is to be considered is a hero — if not to a nation or a community, at least to someone.
If you are reading this, chances are very good that you are already a hero: You are taking care of a loved one.
When you took on that responsibility, you probably didn’t realize the intensity and number of demands that would be put in your path. The burden can be overwhelming.
I had a friend from our former church who spent most of her adult life working and taking care of her mother. Her time spent as a kind and selfless volunteer in our church was her only “time off” from her caregiving responsibilities. When her mom passed away, many years had also passed. My friend’s sorrow and relief lasted just a few months, until she too succumbed to her own mortality.
Balancing care for others with care for yourself is crucial. When done in balance, caregiving allows you to express the best of selfless love, while giving yourself time to restore and renew your spirit as well. (You can read more about caring for yourself as you care for others by clicking HERE.)
Care is not a suicide pact; it is an example of your best self. No one is at their best all the time. And even the most heroic people can use some help and support sometimes! Give us a chance to help you with our in-home care services when exhaustion sets in and hinders you from giving your loved one the care he or she deserves. We can help.
For more information and to set up a FREE consultation, call 630-333-9262 in the Chicagoland area or 720-788-0611 in the Denver area. For either location, you can also click HERE to contact us via our online form.