I could tell something was wrong with my mom a few months ago. She would not tell me at first, but then she finally confided in me that she was worried she was no longer able to live on her own. She was terrified of losing her independence though, so she was putting off moving into a nursing home for as long as possible. When I realized that was what was wrong with her, I understood her fear. I knew that there had to be a happy medium, which is how I found senior care in Queens NY options.
I did an online search to see if I could find a forum where others could give me some suggestions. Everything wrong with her was just on the physical side. She still had her full mind, and she had no problem with her memory or ability to think. She was just moving slower and could not tend to a lot of things that she could in the past. Even taking a shower was getting harder on her, which is why she was considering a nursing home move. She knew that there would be aides there who could help her with the things she could no longer do herself.
I was able to find a home nursing agency that handles everything from home nursing to just a friendly conversation over a homemade meal, and everything in between. This agency would be able to help Mom with her cleaning, laundry, and bathing, which are the three things that she was having the most trouble with. We were able to set up an appointment with them, and they are the ones who brought the light back into my mother’s eyes. Knowing she could still maintain the majority of her own independence in the place she has called home for 30 years was all it took!