Mandy always had a close relationship with her mother. When she was young, Mandy used to dream about her mother helping her plan her wedding, then being excited with her throughout her pregnancies. By the time that Mandy got married and was pregnant with her first child, however, her mother was coping with mobility issues that made it difficult for her to take care of herself a daily basis. Sandra worry that this is making impossible for her to be an active part of her only daughter’s pregnancy, and her grandchild’s life.
As her baby shower approached, Mandy noticed that her mother was the more withdrawn. She did not seem as excited to talk about the festivities as she had hoped her mother would be, and even discussed potentially missing the party. When she delved deeper into these feelings Mandy discovered that Sandra was worried she was going to ruin her daughter’s shower with her mobility issues and other needs. She did not want to be a burden, and detract from the exciting celebration of the baby.
Mandy decided that she needed to do something about this. She contacted the senior care services agency in her area and inquired about hiring a home care services companion to be present at the baby shower. She had been the primary care provider for her mother for nearly two years and was familiar with the type of care and assistance she needed on a regular basis. She also knew that this type of care could be a major disruption to a party being held in her honor. Regardless of how she felt about taking the time to help her mother, Mandy knew Sandra would be resistant about taking the attention away from her daughter.
The home care provider came the day before the party to meet Sandra. They got along wonderfuly, and Mandy helped her get used to the various needs that she generally helped her mother fulfill. This included helping her get around, providing some basic help in the bathroom and giving reminders when it was time to take her medication. At the baby shower Sandra was able to enjoy the festivities without feeling as though she was a burden, and Mandy felt confident her mother was getting the care that she needed. The help was so successful they hired the caregiver full time for after the baby was born.
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