Home Care Services in Mt. Laurel, NJ – One Son Considers Hiring Help for his Aging Mother as a Positive Step for the New Year
Matt had always been a practical person. Even in childhood his parents always noted about how practical and efficient he was. If he had homework, he would come home and do it right away, rather than trying to play and then scramble to get it done before bedtime. This was a characteristic they were always proud of.
It helped Matt throughout most of his adult life, at least to this point in time. However, when it became clear that his mother was going to require some assistance at home, due to her age and the fact that she lived alone, that practical nature escaped him. Instead of considering hiring home care services, Matt decided to take on the role of an in home care provider himself.
He had established his life not too far away from where he grew up, partly to keep in touch with friends, but also because he figured at some point in time his mother or father was going to require some type of assistance at home.
At first, things were okay. Matt would stop by and check on his mother every day. He provided whatever assistance she needed at the time. As the weeks turned into months, though, his wife and children noticed a change in his demeanor. He was becoming short tempered, losing focus, and not getting things done like he used to.
They encouraged him to consider hiring a professional in home care provider to take care of his mother because it was affecting the rest of his life. The practical part of Matt couldn’t accept this for a long time.
Finally, as the year came to an end, he began to take stock in what had happened throughout the year, things he had done, and more importantly things he missed out on. That’s when he decided to sit down and seriously talk about home care services with his mother and the rest of his family.
His mother was actually glad that Practical Matt had returned. She had even encouraged him to look into hiring home care services but he never seemed to listen.
He made a New Year’s resolution for 2015 to hire a professional in home care provider to take care of his mother. He made the right decision for himself and his mother because she was going to get the best care and that would allow him to focus on spending quality time with her and also improve his own life.