After my grandfather passed away two years ago, I have become increasingly concerned with how my grandmother is going to manage on her own. She is 84 years old and it is becoming harder and harder for her to get around and take care of simple household tasks. Yet, understandably, my grandmother wants to remain in her own home and retain her independence. So I help out whenever I can. However, I never feel like I am doing enough. As much as I want to help my grandmother, I also have my own family and home that needs my attention.
A few weeks ago, my grandmother had a health scare and ended up in the hospital for a few days. After she returned home, it became obvious that she was going to need some outside help. The medical side of things has been taken care of by the hospital as my grandmother has been receiving frequent home visits from nurses. However, there are things that aren’t covered by those visits, like cooking and cleaning.
I would love to be available to help my grandmother at all times, but I have three children of my own who keep me busy. So I can’t be there to help her out as much as I would like. Fortunately help is available. I recently learned about Griswold Home Care. They offer in-home care for seniors that can help ease the burden on family members who are acting as caregivers.
Griswold Home Care offers non-medical services that can help seniors stay in their own homes and maintain some of their independence. They offer a wide range of services.
- Personal care – including bathing, dressing, and grooming.
- Meal preparation – including planning, shopping, cooking, and washing dishes.
- Light housekeeping – including making the bed, dusting, vacuuming.
- Supportive care – including feeding, bathroom assistance, and ambulation.
I was completely surprised to see how many services Griswold Home Care offers. They can even help with things like taking care of pets and watering plants. You can view their complete list of services offered here. Griswold Home Care will work with you to assess your loved one’s needs, so they can match you with the best caregiver for your situation.
Caring for aging family members is a growing concern for many of us busy moms. At times there just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day and it can seem completely overwhelming. It is nice to know that help is available should you need it. If you need someone to help you with caring for an aging loved one, be sure to check out the Griswold Home Care Office Locator to find the location nearest you.
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Disclosure: I will be receiving a gift card for sharing this information with you. However, all opinions stated are my own. A Heart Full of Love is not responsible for prize fulfillment. The prize will be sent to the winner directly from the sponsor.