My grandfather used to live on his own and he enjoyed it, that is until one day when he fell while walking around the home. He was able to call 911 for help and they were able to treat his injuries, but he was too injured to be left alone. He couldn’t more around like he used to, and he had trouble getting things for himself. I’m the only one who could care for him, but I have to work during the day, so I looked into senior home care in Long Island.
An in home care professional could look after my grandfather while I was working and help him eat and do other things while his injuries heal. One home care service was highly recommended by many people who had tried them, and I gave them a call. They told me more about their service and their staff and I was interested. I agreed to use one of their staff members to look after my grandfather.
My grandfather was initially against the idea of having someone else look after him. He’s always been an independent person ever since he was young. The thought of someone else helping him do even the most basic tasks was embarrassing to him. Eventually I was able to talk him into letting the care professional help him.
After a while, my grandfather and the care professional warmed up to each other. They became good friends and my grandfather didn’t mind being helped out. Since the care professional was good at chess, which was one of my grandfather’s favorite games, the two of them played many games to pass the time. The care professional would win most of the time, which sparked a friendly rivalry between him and my grandfather. My grandfather is determined to beat the professional.