The loss of one’s independence is stressful for all members of the family.
Stressful for those needing care
For the person whose physical abilities aren’t what they once were, they experience an overwhelming sense of being a burden or nuisance to their children or grandchildren.
Often, these once proud individuals will be seen sitting or eating in awkward places for no reason other than they don’t want to inconvenience anyone. “That’s good enough!” and “Please you do not have to fuss over me” are frequently uttered comments .
Asking for assistance, then being shuffled around in a chair draws unwanted attention. So, in silence, these cherished family members feel isolated, alone, and even ashamed of their current lot in life.
Stressful for those providing care
For caregivers, they, too, endure a sense of helplessness: often there’s nothing they can do to improve the situation for their aging loved one.
Caregivers frequently lack the physical strength to adjust or move a seated person to a place of greater comfort or enjoyment. Without some mechanical means, even the most cherished of bonding times—a family meal, an afternoon coffee or working together on a Christmas puzzle—cannot be enjoyed together, as there’s no easy way to get everyone up to the table.
Luckily, because we at ComforTek always try to be in the forefront of manufacturing innovative assisted living furniture, we have created 4 innovative products, ranging from chairs to tables, that help your loved one keep their independence, dignity, and self respect.