Auburn, NH Blog

A Home Caregiver Helps You Spend Quality Time with Mom or Dad

Dedicate Time to Your Loved One

At Visiting Angels, our home caregiver program believes you should be free to spend time with your loved one. Don’t fret about how you will spend time with your mom or dad, spending time with them is what makes it unique. This is not to ignore that your mother or father may be facing challenging health situations, or lifestyle changes that may make visits stressful. However, this is not the time to avoid them because of the anxiety. Our team suggests that the time you spend with your parent is a gift that you are sharing with each other.

Observe Signs of Needing Assistance

During your visits, one special gift you can give your parent is observing warning signs. If your mother or father is aging alone, attempting to prove their independence, your eyes may see another picture. You may notice dishes sitting in the sink, old food in the refrigerator, and garbage piling up. It’s also possible mom or dad may not regularly be bathing or doing laundry. Our home caregiver team suggests that observation moves to a conversation.

Conversation

Without accusation or disdain, have a conversation with your parent about your observations, offering them solutions. Provide them a loving, helping hand. Invite a home caregiver to participate in the conversation as an ally for your parent as well as for you. Remember, time with your parent is precious. Although these conversations can be difficult, it’s important to plan for the future.

 

Visiting Angels of Auburn, NH provides in home care services to families in Auburn, Candia, Derry, Goffstown, Dunbarton, Londonderry, Raymond, Salem, Manchester, Hooksett, Bedford, Suncook, Weare, Concord, Bow, Atkinson, Deerfield, Sandown, Hampstead, Chester, Fremont, Allenstown, Pembroke, Hopkinton, Danville, and other areas around Auburn, New Hampshire.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.