Lily is mom’s best friend, I believe. She is a cat of mixed breed but still very much a lady. Mom grooms her daily and at times even sings to Lily. Oh and how Lily loves to hear her voice. Mom just has to say one or two words and Lily comes running. They have been together for years and hopefully Lily will stay in good health for many more.
This story is very real with many older adults with their dog or cat who are very dear to them. While this story is one of joy it can be one of great sadness for many older adults who become frail and can no longer take care of their pet alone. A dog needs walking – cats need care but it is safe for an older person to do these daily chores.
Fortunately, there are alternative that many are not aware of – using a home care services that includes pet care in their menu of services. This solution keeps the older adult happy, the family free of worry about their family member and the pet receives the care they need.
Aging is difficult and losing our independence is not easy so let us help to keep some joy in their lives of our older adults and find creative solutions so they and their faithful companion can remain together for many years.
Have a creative solutions for a difficult situation caring for an older adult? Share your story so others can benefit and working together we can give back to our older generation for all they have given to us.