By Debbie Reis, Persident of AmeriCare, September 8, 2009
AmeriCare is a private duty home care company that specializes in assisting seniors with their day to day activities. However, new mothers might also find themselves in need of assistance with day to day activities that can seem overwhelming when they come home with a new baby. AmeriCare can help!
While you are taking care of your infant, you might not have the time to clean the house or do the shopping, but both of these are incredibly important for the whole family.
If you don’t have anyone else that can help you, you can hire a companion to take care of your household chores. They can tidy up your home, take care of your pets, and even clip coupons to prepare for a day of grocery shopping. They can go do the grocery shopping for you, or go with you to help you push the cart and keep track of your list. Sometimes just a little bit of help those first few weeks is all a new mother needs.
As a new mother, you might not want to be alone for extended periods of time. A few hours of companionship can help you feel safe and secure. You’ll be amazed at how many things you used to do that you might forget about when you have your newborn home for the first time. Having someone around who knows what your daily routine should be can help you get things done such as watering plants and setting up appointments. You’ll also have someone there to run errands, pick up prescriptions, and accompany to doctor’s appointments.
If you don’t feel comfortable going out by yourself, an AmeriCare companion will go with you just about anywhere, from the park to events or religious services. Whatever your normal activities would be, you can count on your caregiver to be with you.
It can be difficult to invite a caregiver into your life, especially one you are counting on for so many things. You are letting this person help to take care of you while you are taking care of your newborn, and it should be your decision who you have around. When you hire AmeriCare, each caregiver is carefully screened and will be interviewed by you for the best match. You can keep going through the interview process until you find the right caregiver to help you and your newborn thrive these new, exciting, and sometimes overwhelming first few weeks.
Call AmeriCare to set up an appointment to discuss the best way to pamper yourself or that new mother-to-be in your life!