The relationship between a mother and daughter is precious. There is a bond in this relationship that is unlike any other. If you have been trying to be the primary caregiver to your mother, however, you may have found that maintaining this close relationship can be difficult while also trying to provide for your mother’s physical and medical needs. This in no way means that you don’t love your mother, or don’t want to provide care for her. This simply means that balancing the loving relationship between mother and daughter can be very tough when also trying to be an effective caregiver. It is much more important that you continue to be your mother’s daughter. To take the pressure off of you, and allow you to continue enjoying the bond that you have with your mother, consider hiring a home care companion.
A home care companion understands how precious your relationship with your mother is. She knows that as her daughter you know your mother better than nearly anyone else in the world, and want what is best for her. The home care companion is not coming in to take your place with your mother, or remove your ability to provide care and loving support for her. She is there to be your ally in ensuring that your mother gets the best care that she needs.
Sometimes your mother may need care that will be uncomfortable for you to provide for her. Regardless of how close you are to your mother, it may be awkward for you or for her you take care of things such as bathing her or helping her in the bathroom. A home care companion is a trained professional that is able to take care of these needs in a compassionate and dignified way. The companion will also give you the opportunity to take some time for yourself when you need it, which is essential for any caregiver.
The most important thing that you can be for your mother is her daughter. This means spending time with her, enjoying activities together, talking together and just continuing the same loving relationship that you have had. By also being her caregiver you are ensuring that she is safe and healthy. This, however, can be very difficult. Hiring a home care companion ensures that you can focus on being a daughter while also feeling confident that your mother is properly cared for on a daily basis.
Comfort Keepers of Flemington, New Jersey, has a team of eight support staff who will be your primary contacts and your advocates.
Nancy Hmieleski, R.N., C., B.S, is the Director of Nursing and supervises the Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA) that work out of the Comfort Keepers Flemington office. Pat Corlett, RN, is the Case Manager.
General Manager Rebecca Tenore, Client Care Coordinators; Suzanne M. White, Kelly Balodis, Christine Lehr, along with Office Assistant, Nancy Russell, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year to answer your questions. You will hear a friendly voice no matter when you call.
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