If you aren’t already facing this issue, you probably know someone who is: I’m talking about loved ones who no longer seem safe to live alone in their homes. But here’s the kicker- your loved one refuses to leave their home. So, the situation leaves you feeling helpless. You are probably part of the “sandwich generation” trying to meet the needs of your immediate family and aging parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles.
At night, you lie awake, listing the “what ifs,” from “what if Mom forgets to turn off the stove burners?” to “What if Dad forgot again to lock that back door?” We beat ourselves to death with questions. “Is Uncle Fred taking his medication as prescribed?” “What if when Grandma Mary failed to answer the phone this evening, it was it because she fell again in the bathtub?”
To make matters more horrible, many of us do not live across the street from our aging family member or even in the next town, but across many, many miles.
Our hearts also ache when we envision that person alone every day and evening, with very little life past the mailbox. According to a survey conducted by AARP, 48% of aging adults stated that relatives live too far away. More than 40% also said relatives are too busy to stop by, anyway.
It may seem like an absolutely impossible situation for your family, but the loving people of Keeping In Touch Solutions want you to know that you do have options. And we will happily explain all of those options in detail.
In a nutshell, though, imagine that you’re unreachable during a week-long conference for your job or a vacation with your children. Now imagine the feeling that replaces all that guilt when you remember that a trustworthy Keeping In Touch Solutions care caller is consistently contacting your loved one in your absence. We don’t just call to check in. We form friendships with every client. We can remind them about eating well and taking medication as prescribed. Sometimes your loved one will do the things for us that you’ve been begging them for months to do- such as going with friends for lunch or taking a taxi to the doctor instead of driving.
We are here to work with you and your loved one. At Keeping In Touch Solutions, we care about their safety as much as you do!
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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