When the same becomes reassuring
by David Hachmeister, Owner, Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans
Most of us can remember how exciting “new” was — a first girlfriend or boyfriend, a first car, a first time away from home. As a much younger person, these firsts were generally very exciting and enjoyable events. It meant we were vibrant and alive. It meant new worlds to explore. Aging was a great adventure into the newly possible.
As we age, we transition from desiring the excitement of all things new to favoring the reliable and comfortable. Think of your favorite place to sit and watch tv, or your favorite dish made just the way you have loved it since childhood. We find life an enjoyment in the mundane, that which we can continue to do.
New and exciting, on the other hand, can evolve into terrifying. Aging and change now come with debilitation.
We as a society don’t do a very good job of acknowledging that there are many ways of looking at the world — the same world. Each view has validity to the seer. At best, each provides comfort and enjoyment to each age group.
At Care and Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans, we understand how important the mundane can be, especially to older adults. We also understand that, no matter how well we do what we do, we can still be a big disruption in what are sometimes decades-held habits.
That’s why we work so hard at finding the best match between Caregiver and client, the first time, right from the very start of the relationship. We want to blend into every home as seamlessly as possible. We want to become a part of all the things that already make our clients feel reassured and comfortable.
We’d love to have you or your loved one experience the caring relationships that we work so hard to cultivate, in order to maintain that comfort. Contact us today, either online by clicking HERE or by calling us at 630-333-9262.