Wrinkles mean you laughed, grey hair means you cared and scars mean you lived - lessons learned in life.
Accumulating our life’s possessions takes, well, a lifetime. That sofa or dining room suite are all memories of special events we have had with our loved ones. Getting older and not being able to take care of ourselves could mean downsizing and selling or giving away possessions with sentimental value just because it doesn’t fit into the small room or apartment we have to move into.
This can be a stressful experience in anyone’s life but far more difficult when you know this might be your last move. Reminders of good times with our loved ones that might have passed away are given to strangers, because we think we do not have a choice to keep it. A lifetime of memories becomes a few possessions in a box which is all we will have to treasure.
No one should underestimate the emotional impact that clearing and sorting a lifetime’s possessions will have: the process will involve rediscovering forgotten possessions, reliving memories that may be bitter-sweet and making dozens of decisions that will have a permanent impact.
There is, however, a choice. Staying in your own home surrounded by the things that are valuable to you is possible with a Live-in carer. Caring for someone in their own home is not just about helping with the daily tasks to care for their physical needs. Caring for someone in their own home helps them to keep their memories alive and give them the ability continue with their lives without having to stop and going though the traumatic change of downsizing.
No one cares until someone cares; be that one! ― Ken Poirot
To arrange Live-in Care call us today on 01264 319399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org