Each June, I think about the story a friend told me about the time her grandpa left home to get a watermelon and didn’t return for nearly three days. He was frequently confused but grumpy and stubborn. Their family saw the signs of Alzheimer’s disease developing, but no one knew what to do.
Back then, she said they gave Grandpa the same lame gifts every year for Father’s Day,
If it had been invented then, I know they would have enthusiastically invested in a GPS tracking system for his safety. That way, when he left home (because he absolutely refused to give up driving) they could easily find him when he was lost.
As we address the safety of our parents and grandparents as they age, Father’s Day holiday is a perfect time to give a gift for safety. And of course, safety is a priceless gift, much more precious than an ugly tie. As you consider a Father’s Day gift that keeps on giving, allow me to add a few ideas for your shopping list:
A cranky attitude could be the result of aches and pains, worry and loneliness. Here at Keeping in Touch Solutions, we find that many of the recipients of our daily calls start out a bit cranky, but soon became friendly and open in our conversations. It isn’t long before the call we make is eagerly anticipated like talking to an old friend. That’s a gift that keeps on giving every day through the year – a gift that could make a real difference not only to your loved one’s safety, but also his attitude. Don’t you think that’s a gift he’d love to get?
A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.
Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.
I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.
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