When I got hired at a new job, I was happy for the most part. I had worked long and hard for this opportunity, and I knew that I was going to be successful with my new work. It did mean that I would have to be away from home longer than usual though. This normally would not have been a problem, but my mother moved in with me not long ago. I knew I would need to make arrangements, so I started looking at agencies and companies that provide elder care in Long Island.
My mom is pretty independent, but she was recovering from a serious illness, which is why she moved in with me. I would be able to make sure she had enough food to eat, but I would not be there to help her with personal hygiene or medication issues. That is why I wanted to bring someone in is used to working with elderly people with special needs like medication. The company that I consulted with impressed me even before I met them for the first time. Their website was extremely informative, and I knew that I wanted to have them help my mom when I wasn’t able to be there.
I met with one of the caretakers, and I felt so comfortable with her right from the start. I had my mom meet with her too because I wanted to make sure my mom was also comfortable since she would be dependent upon them while I was not there. She told me later, after using their services for several weeks, that she didn’t know what she would have done without their help. She can do a lot more for herself now, but she still has them come in a few times a week, mainly for the companionship now.