Who Will You Call When Your Aging Parents Need Help?
I was just reading through a General Discussion page on a blog site where a caregiver was sharing an experience about taking Mom to the emergency room because her urine was looking like cranberry juice.
When asked by the Doctor where it hurt, Mom said her hands. Mom has UTI…she insisted only her hands hurt, not her belly or her lower areas.
Mom was looking frail and squeezing her hands so hard they hurt and didn’t know what hurt her the most when she went to the Doctor.
The questions that arose from this incident was:
I feel terrible (daughter) because I have missed so much in the daily life of my aging parents?
How long has this been going on -is she suffering from pain but no one caught it- is this a normal way of feeling for Mom?
Should Have I listened more to my aging parents?
Do I need to listen differently now that my elderly parents are facing possible medical problems?
Our aging parents grew up in an era with the “I can do it myself” mantra and as things progresses in their aging journey…that mindset can make or break them. Certainly, this mindset will help them stay independent longer.
As they age, their health status may change, so there is an ongoing need to assess their situation and to take into consideration the different resources they may need. But we know that mindset often determines the outcomes. So one of the biggest gifts we can give our aging loved ones is the gift of gratitude. It takes some effort but looking forward with a grateful heart is a prescription for happiness.
Many people today don’t realize that the reason they’re not happy, and not enjoying life is simply because they’ve trained their minds in the wrong direction.
They’ve trained their minds to worry and to complain. They’ve trained their minds to see the negative. But just as you can form these negative mindsets, you can retrain your mind.
I believe one of the main keys to retraining your mind and developing a positive attitude is by learning to stay grateful. When you stay grateful, you are focusing on what’s right rather than what’s wrong. This doesn’t happen automatically, you have to discipline yourself.
You have to make a conscious effort every single day until a good habit is formed. It usually takes 21 days to form a new habit.
Remember, when you live with an attitude of praise and thanksgiving, you are shielding yourself…
The seeds of discouragement cannot take root in a grateful heart nor can bitterness, or strife. So today, retrain your mind and help your loved ones to dwell on gratitude and healthy mind and body.
It is difficult to be alone with your aches and pains and sometimes that is all that is predictable but “everyone can find something to be grateful for each morning “says Founder Diana Beam at “At Keeping in Touch Solutions.com. We ask our clients to name at least three things they are grateful for on our daily check in call.”
What are the three things I am grateful for?
There is power in gratitude. You will feel a shift in your mindset and attitude. Try it today.
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P.S. Thank you Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church, Houston for his inspiration and prayers.
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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