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Home Care: A Legacy of Support

By Denise Roskamp

Homecare in Southborough MA

What does it mean to leave behind a positive legacy? A legacy is a person’s life, what they did, and how people view them, whether they have left their job, have passed away, or moved away. A legacy can be a powerful force to leave behind and when a person has reached a point in their life when they can no longer manage their own basic care at home safely, relying on an aide or family members for help may be essential.

What’s the right thing to do?

Many adult children, spouses, and other family members question what’s right in this type of situation. They may have extremely limited time, limited resources, and limited experience with regard to helping an elderly or disabled individual. However, at the same time, they are family. They don’t want to step away from this challenge or need.

By considering a home care aide, it can lay the foundation for a better legacy.

Sadly, far too many people measure a person’s worth by what they can do for them. This is true in politics, friendships, work life, and families. When a person is in their late 70s, 80s, or 90s and is dependent on friends and family for help around the house, to go shopping, and to run other errands, it can cause some to feel pity for them.

That’s not much of a legacy.

An individual who continues to support their church, support the community, be supportive of their children, grandchildren, and maybe even their great-grandchildren, that’s what builds a positive legacy.

How can people in need build a positive legacy?

That’s where home care support services comes into play. By relying on an experienced home care aide, many opportunities begin to open up for the senior. He or she might be able to travel once again. They may be able to pursue certain activities that are important to them. They may be able to attend the concert their grandchild is performing in.
They might be able to garden in the spring and summer months. They may be able to pursue a certain type of art they always were interested in. There are so many things seniors can still do, if they only have the right type of physical and emotional support behind them.

Relying on family members and friends is fine, but it may limit a person’s ability to not just take care of himself or herself, but to leave behind a legacy they want people to remember.

IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING HOMECARE IN SOUTHBOROUGH, MA, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT HOME HELPERS TODAY. CALL NOW (508) 545-0164.