Caregiver Stress in Tallahassee FL
It all started two years ago when Danielle’s mother had been hospitalized after a serious slip and fall accident where she broke her hip and a couple of other bones in her body. She spent more than a week in the hospital before being moved to a nursing home to continue with her health care and some physical therapy.
When she was being discharged from the hospital and also from the nursing home, the doctors and nurses all express how important it was to get the right type of support at home. Danielle decided she would be there for her mother as long as she needed help.
When she helped her mother get home, get settled into her bed, and made her something to eat, it seemed like everything was going to be fine. Sure, she was going to need to take her mother to see a physical therapist several times a week, go to follow-up doctor’s appointments, and much more, but her mother was already making great strides. She didn’t see the reason to even consider the prospect of hiring a professional home care aide to help out.
The problem with this particular story is that Danielle had a full-time job and a number of other things going on in her life. She took a couple of days off when her mother was first discharged and sent home, but when she had to go back to work she helped her mother get into her wheelchair, make sure she had everything within easy reach, and thought that was enough.
Over time, it became clear that her mother was going to need a lot more support and care to help her along this path to recovery. One afternoon, her mother was trying to transfer herself from the wheelchair to the toilet because she couldn’t wait any longer and slipped. Danielle found her mother sprawled out on the floor in the bathroom and called the ambulance immediately.
She had re-fractured her hip and was going to need to start the recovery process all over again. This story highlights the importance of getting the right type of support at home for any aging individual who may be recovering from a serious injury, surgery, health emergency, or something similar. Sometimes, one person’s story can be enough for another individual to avoid making the same mistake.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Tallahassee, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552, (GA) 229-236-5552. Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia