In talking about fathers, Margaret Truman, author and daughter of President Harry Truman, once said,
“It’s only when you grow up and step back from him – or leave him for your own home – it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.”
Many of us probably feel this way when it comes to our fathers or the father-like figures in our lives. Our fathers’ greatness stems from the many roles he’s played in our lives. He may have been the bread winner who supported the family financially. Or, he may have been a stay-at-home dad, who nurtured your upbringing. More likely, he was the disciplinarian who taught you right from wrong. (Who doesn’t remember hearing, “Wait until your father gets home.”?)
One the biggest roles our fathers had was being a teacher. Our fathers have taught us many important lessons throughout our lives – how to live, how to behave, how to have fun, and how to be successful. At Keeping In Touch Solutions, we’d like to share with you some of the greatest lessons we have learned from our fathers, grandfathers and uncles. We hope these examples remind you of all you have learned from your dad and the male role models in your life.
When you reflect on and appreciate all of the things your father, grandfather or other male father-figures have done for you, you’ll likely want to express your gratitude for their love, support and guidance in return.
If your father, grandfather or male relative is getting older, now is the time when your roles may reverse, and YOU take on the role of caregiver to him. However, if you find it difficult to juggle all of your responsibilities in the home and at your workplace – in addition to making sure your dad is safe and well – Keeping In Touch Solutions is here to help. Our Care Callers can call dad every day when you can’t. In addition to providing him with friendly conversation, we can gently remind him to take his medications, eat, exercise and more.
Show dad how much you care by contacting Keeping In Touch Solutions at 1-800-664-5541.
If you can’t even begin to count all the ways your dad’s love has made a difference in your life, let him count on you now to make a difference in his life as he gets older.
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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