Being a family caregiver for your mother can be a tough responsibility at times. One where you are constantly challenged, but also one where you overcome those challenges and find the strength to move on to the next.
What Mother’s Day is really about is time. Spending the time together and sharing memories.
As we approach Mother’s Day, you may find yourself remembering the mothers you knew who have needed care. You may be thinking about what will happen the day your own mother needs care. Or, if you’re already caring for your mother (or mother-in-law), you may be reflecting on the past before she needed to be cared for.
There’s a lot to think about, and a lot to be thankful for, this Mother’s Day.
Being a caregiver to your own mother can bring up a lot of emotions and sometimes even conflict. The change in dynamic can also be an opportunity to learn more about one another and experience a new kind of relationship.
Like any new relationship, a shift in dynamic can take some time to fully adjust to. Adding to the challenge is that it’s most likely a relationship that will continue to change over time.
Maintaining open and honest communication, taking time to recharge and seeking help when needed are all great ways to ensure a good relationship between you and your mother.
Elizz has many great articles that can help you form good relationships with those that you provide care for.
Like any celebratory day, it’s easy to get wrapped up in finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift, or the stress of making reservations at mom’s favourite place for brunch. But, what Mother’s Day is really about is time. Spending the time together and sharing memories.
One of the most popular ways to celebrate Mother’s Day is over a meal, whether it’s homemade or at a restaurant. It’s an opportunity to treat her to a special meal and to spend time together without the distractions of everyday life.
For some families, hosting a celebration at home is a good way to bring family members together and just spend time together.
Although many families will be celebrating as usual this year, for caregivers, Mother’s Day has the potential to bring up emotions such as sadness or loss. While it’s valid to experience those emotions, it’s also important to find ways to celebrate the mothers you have lost or those who may be in need of care, and continue to cherish their memories through legacy activities.
Another way to show your mom how much you appreciate and cherish her is by making sure that her health needs are being met. If your mom could use help in caring for her feet, this is a great time to raise the topic of foot care. Healthy feet are crucial to continued independence, maintaining mobility and reducing the risk of serious complications. Visit our website to learn how an Elizz certified foot care nurse can help you and your mom (or someone else that you care for) today.
How you feel about Mother’s Day is likely to change as you move through life. You’ll probably even change the way you wish to celebrate Mother’s Day as your relationships evolve. There’s no right or wrong way to celebrate Mother’s Day. It’s an opportunity to do something special for your mom that is meaningful to her.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!
How do you plan on celebrating Mother’s Day this year?
At Elizz, we provide caregiver support for you and home care services for those who depend on you. Elizz is a Canadian company powered by Saint Elizabeth, a national not-for-profit health care organization that has been caring for Canadians since 1908.