Grandma is in Good Hands
My grandmother has a senior companion in Brooklyn that helps her. She’s in her 80s and she can’t do things like she used to be able to do. When my grandmother was younger, she would do hiking in the mountains, kayaking on the rivers, and even lift weights at the gym. She was really a strong woman, but now she doesn’t have the same amount of mobility. A couple of years ago, she had a really bad fall that hurt her hip and she had to get surgery for it. She’s not as fast as she used to be, and she has trouble lifting some things.
The companion basically acts as another set of arms and legs for my grandmother. Anything that my grandmother feels is too much for her, the companion will do without hesitation. This doesn’t only involve lifting things wheeling her around the home. The companion cooks for her, cleans for her, and even helps her with the computer. My family has tried many times to teach my grandmother how to use the computer, or even a tablet, but she could never get the hang of it. The companion was able to do it, and now she uses them to have video chats with us.
When you have such a friendly companion who is willing to do anything like the one my grandmother has, you really appreciate how great it is to have someone else in your life. My family and I live far from my grandmother, and even if we were closer, we couldn’t take care of her all day because we are at work most of the day, or in the case of my children, at school. Caring for others isn’t an easy task, especially when you don’t have the time to devote to them. Luckily, companions exist.