The hardest thing about getting help is admitting you need it.
If your loved one is doing more than she should, and you constantly worry about her, maybe it’s time to get some help.
Consider hiring small activities to begin the adjustment.
If she has trouble driving, yet still drives to the grocery store every Thursday, have a friend drive her and take her out to lunch in the process. It will be a fun day for both.
If she has trouble fixing meals and cleaning up afterwards, consider making fun, nutritious meals together that she can easily put into the microwave.
If she loves to head outdoors for walks but has trouble getting back home, find her a walking buddy.
And if you can’t be there or are too far away, it’s easy to hire a caregiver you can trust.
Ease her in caregiving by having her rely on one or two at the beginning. She’ll be more open to other help as time goes by.