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When Mom isn’t Mom anymore

David Hachmeister

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

Mom isn’t Mom anymore.

Few sadder words are ever spoken than these words I heard in a recent phone conversation. After some preliminary conversation about the services Care and Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans supplies and establishing our bona fides, we got down to the real reason this man had called us: “Mom isn’t Mom anymore.”

When it’s your own family, the pain is real

We hear these words, or similar words, as a part of our regular duty of fielding calls from and talking to prospective clients. What we recognize is that this declaration might be a first for the caller… and the first time for their own mom. It feels so very different than when it is someone else’s mom. But when it’s our own mom who can no longer do everything she used to do, when it’s our own mom who struggles with day-to-day living, when it’s our own mom who no longer remembers where she put her keys or if she paid that last electric bill, then the pain of the loss of self-sufficiency and independence is very, very real.

We all try to hold on to what independence we can. So, agencies like ours are contacted to care for Mom in the place she knows as her own home for as long as possible.

We do our best to help

Sometimes when we see what is going on with Mom, Dad, or any loved one, we, along with the family, realize it might not be possible for her or him to still stay at home. Most of the time, however, we can help.

We pay special attention to the individual needs of each client. We match the skills and personality of our caregivers to the client’s needs. Having a care provider is good, but having the right care provider is sublime. It can make life at home not only possible, but enjoyable — and ultimately, that’s our goal: to supply relief for the whole family.

Let us know if we can help. Our in-home consultations and evaluations are free of charge. To learn more and schedule a visit, contact us today via our website or call 630-333-9262.

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