It always seems as though we hear stories about the ‘well’ spouse passing on before the spouse that is severely ill and was dependent on their better half (for lack of better terminology in this instance).
We sometimes stop and wonder why that this is, then we realize exactly why this is. The ‘well’ spouse may not physically be hurting, but their mental state has to be taxed due to the overwhelming stress and commitment required of them. They just get so tired that their entire being just wears out.
Where does that leave the individual left behind? Sometimes they will suffer double because of their pain and illness topped with the fact that their caretaker and love of their life is now gone. There have been several instances when this results in their demise then as well!
I have made it my responsibility to lift the burden of everyday responsibility off from their shoulders. Why should they have to deal with cleaning and cooking when I am perfectly capable of doing these tasks? Besides the fact that I love to cook, I simply want to help.
If the family members (spouse, child or otherwise) are able to spend more personal time and less caretaking time, then my mission is successful. This is the basis of why I started this business in the first place.
I have two purposes: quality of life and ease of burden. If I am able to convey both to my seniors and their family members, then I am happy. I will have been able to display my mantra of With Age Comes Respect!