If you are ever in that position, take a deep breath, have the proper legal documents drafted and discuss right up front what time you can allocate and when you’ll be spending their money to hire outside help. I take care of a lovely 85 year old lady. I also have a family and a business to run. I don’t have time to go shopping for new nightgowns, shirts and groceries for her myself, but I do have a wonderful licensed, bonded, kind woman who make’s it her business to do just that. These days businesses exist to fill the need of home companions, errand runners and task masters for all the issues required in caring for a home-bound individual. They fill the “sandwich”, so to speak.
When I needed to move my friend from independent living to assisted living, I couldn’t afford the time it would take to do it myself. Nor did I want to. But Debra had no problem with that! She packed up the old apartment, got rid of what my friend no longer wanted or needed and unpacked everything exactly how my friend wanted it in her new place. Don’t feel guilty, you can’t do everything yourself but, with permission, you can find proper, reasonably priced assistance. Hillary Clinton was right. It does take a village…..
If you need help with errands, companion time or shopping, call Debra at Just a Little Assistance 303-903-5895