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Who is REALLY getting helped?

Joe Tirio - Wednesday, February 11, 2015

"I'm calling today because my Mom needs help"



That's how many of the calls to our office start. But, if you look a little closer, dig a little deeper; like many other things, its not quite that simple. Let's go back to the daughter that called in. Its not her Mom that has the problem. Her mom is perfectly happy having her daughter come over three times a week to help her with chores and cooking and what have you. In fact, she kinda likes it! It may not be the kind of time that she'd like to spend with her daughter. She'd probably rather go to a movie or join her in a visit to another family member's home, but this is better than no visit at all. And besides, she still needs the stuff done around the house, and secretly, she feels like she's earned the time from her daughter. Mom has no problem at all.


The daughter, on the other hand, actually has the problems and truly needs the help. She's one of the people feeling the pain. She feels the pinch on her time as she has to prioritize things away that she would rather do or feels that she also needs to do. She may delay sleeping or going to the doctor for herself in order to care for the rest of her family. Her relationship with her husband and children changes as soon as she begins to do more for her parent. Of course, her work suffers. And even after she's done all this, she still feels the guilt of not being able to give her mom more of her time.


Of course her immediate family suffers as well as they learn to cope with less of Mom.


Now imagine what even a few hours a week could do for that daughter and the people around her. Picture the way her life could be changed if she ahd someone that she could count on to come and help her mom for even a few hours a week.


It would change her life, her mom's life, the lives of her children and spouse.


If you can relate to the daughter in that scenario, you really should call us. We answer the phone just about any time of the day, night even on weekends. (888) 672 7060.


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