Taking Care of the Elderly… etc……

Taking care of an elderly and sick family member is not easy. Upon taking care of your sick family sometimes a radical change in lifestyles has to occur. We all feel a responsibility to take care of our sick family members because that is what we have learned from our families. As our Elderly members become older in age it becomes difficult for them to try and still manage there every day lives. We all do it from our hearts but we still have to admit that it leaves little time for ourselves and sometimes truly takes a toll on our bodies. Are you aware that this difficult situation is shared by many of the families of Americans. Many seriously ill or incapacitated elders often need attention 24- hours a day. This can create a serious of conflict for some people. Often I have seen that there is no one to take care of them, due to school or work obligations. It is more complicated when small children are involved. Sometime we never think of how that love one might feel. Just think for a minute.. that you woke up much older then you where when you went to sleep. Think of your body aching constantly and not being able to do the things you where able to do before you went to sleep last night. Wow I can’t even began to try…. nor can I come to grasp of becoming older. Imagine someone has to assist you with bathing ,eating, taking medicine and assisting you with going to the bathroom. You can’t imagine it…. can you! That’ how our love one feels and much much worse. You see as they become older things began to change… the body the mind the soul and more. I say to everyone that has been taking care of your sick love one…be patient…… try and understand that it is very difficult for them as well. Never being able to take care of themselves anymore like they use too …..not able to remember much anymore……body changing every so often. The Bible tells us to DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD WON”T THEM TO DO UNTO YOU! Well I say, that is so true!! You see our elderly loves ones have done all they could since we where brought into this lovely world. Now it’s our turn to do unto them all we can to help make there lives some what comfortable. I know I have done my part in many of our elderly plus those that are in my own family. I also know that even though I am not working anymore in the medical field God still has provided me with another mission in helping our elderly. “The Night Helper Potty Watch will help to solve some of there incontinence problems and also will assist with reminding them to take there medicine. I might not be able to physical work with the elderly sick but I want them to know that I am here…here to express my love and support for them. People let your love flow…do all that you can..leave them with a smile that today .Let them know that God allowed us all to be here and that know matter what ….even if it never gets any better we can still Stand And Say……..I DID ALL I COULD DO…..And I’m OK with that. And believe me they will be too!!
Love to you all!!


My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children, plus four adorable very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

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