Mind changes are a daily occurrence

While some seniors forget what their world is all about, some change their minds about the particulars in their life from moment to moment. When shopping, things look really nice so they are bought only to be returned shortly afterward because they ‘did not quite work out.’ The reasons vary for the change of mindset, but it is intriguing to say the least why things change the way that they do.
Of course this mind change can cause some irritation both to family members and their caregivers – even I get a little perturbed at times when things change over and over again, but it is more important for me to show each and every client that is in my care that With Age Comes Respect. If that means adding a bit more patience to the regimen, then so be it. I will just have to remember that one day that could be me and I would want some respect to come my way, too.
The other issue is that sometimes it becomes difficult because caregivers get blamed for losing sales slips, for making seniors buy their purchases, for whatever else pops into their minds. Again, patience is the key to success.
I once read about a woman that cared for a very stubborn, hard-to-deal-with elderly man. He had chased one caregiver after another away. In the end, she stuck by him throughout all of his bad times and his fits. She never once considered leaving him nor did she expect even a thank you from him for she knew how bad his health was and knew how bad he hurt. He noticed her kindness, patience and love. When everyone else deserted him because he was a ‘cranky old man,’ this one woman cared for him until he died.
She was notified that she was to attend the reading of his Last Will and Testament. This man left her his entire estate.
Now this is not the reason that I chose to do what I do, but I did choose to perform this special type of care so that I could show elders that I care about them and want what is best for them. I just want them to know that they have me in their corner….no matter what!

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About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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