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How Is Dad Coping with the Changes at Home?

Senior Home Safety in Wellington FL

Your father was recently hospitalized. It might’ve been due to injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident or perhaps it was following a heart attack or some other medical emergency. Things have changed for him now.

When he finally returned home, your mother, you, and others were there for him almost around-the-clock. As the weeks passed, his support system began to thin out. He was relying on a lot of people for many different things but now he has to rely on himself, and possibly your mother, for some support.

Senior Home Safety in Wellington FL

Senior Home Safety in Wellington FL

There have been many changes in his life. 

As a result of these injuries or medical emergency, your father is dealing with a lot of changes in his life. He’s no longer able to do some of the things he used to enjoy. He might not play golf anymore, visit with his friends as often, or be able to take care of the house like he used to. Getting on a ladder is extremely dangerous for him now, so he can’t even get into the attic or the crawlspace over the garage to look for various items he might need.

How is your father handling these changes? 

If your father is learning to accept these new realities, that’s great. Still, he understands how important it is to get certain tasks done around the house, especially getting ready for the upcoming winter season.

Your father might not be handling this situation all that well. He may be determined to continue taking care of himself, the house, and doing everything he can to stay busy day after day.

Perhaps your mother has called you with concerns about his safety. He’s not paying much attention to safety and any time she brings it up he dismisses her out of hand.

He just doesn’t want to hear it. 

If this is the reality right now, your father is not coping with the changes in his life like he needs to. Your father needs a bit of reality to come into his life before a major accident or other tragedy occurs.

Far too many people believe that slowing down is only going to exacerbate the end of their life. It’s not true. Your father needs to understand that safety should come first and if he still wants to perform these tasks and complete these jobs around the house, an experienced home care aide could provide the physical support he needs to do them, and stay safe at the same time.

If You Or An Aging Loved One Are Considering Hiring Professional Home Care to Improve Senior Home Safety in Wellington, FL, Please Contact The Caring Staff at Assisting Hands Home Care at 561­-829­-3080 Today.

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Marina Ramirez

Marina Ramirez is the owner and Administrator of Assisting Hands Palm Beach.Prior to opening Assisting Hands Palm Beach in 2012, her professional experience included over twenty years in Finance, Marketing and Customer Service at both national and multinational organizations. Her professional life was guided by a commitment to exceptional quality and service.

Marina gained first-hand understanding of the difficulties of taking care of an aging parent when her mother passed away and she and her sisters became the primary caregivers of their father, who had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and after several difficult years eventually succumbed to the ravages of this disease. At the same time, she saw her mother in law struggling for many years to take care of her husband, who suffered from Parkinson’s. These heartfelt experiences made her realize the need for quality in home care for the elderly and moved her to create Assisting Hands Palm Beach.
Fluent in both Spanish and English, Marina has a BA from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and enjoys reading, gardening, travelling and sharing the simple joys of life her husband and teenage daughter.

The guiding mission for Assisting Hands, a commitment to quality home care and excellent customer service, combined with empathy and passion, allows us to provide “Quality Home Care You Can Trust!”

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