In-home Help for Montana Seniors
A Thoroughly Modern MotherWhat can I say? Mom has always been a bit of a rebel. After high school, she defied her parents, by taking a job at Boeing Aircraft in Seattle working on B-17s. Grandpa thought she should work on landing a husband, while Grandma felt at least a secretarial desk or department store counter was more "respectable."
The End of the War -- the Beginning of New BattlesWhen the war ended, Mom moved to Great Falls, where she worked as a bank cashier and finally agreed to a dinner date with a handsome customer who was a regular on paydays -- Dad. A year later they were married and bought their little ranchette just outside of town. Of course Dad thought she should stay home, cook and clean, but he didn't know the force he was reckoning with. She fought to keep her career, continuing to work part time, even after we girls came into the picture.
Dealing with ChangeAfter Mom and Dad retired, they stayed so busy. When they weren't tending their garden, they were fishing at Flathead Lake, playing cards with the neighbors, volunteering for some community group or church project. When Dad's health took a turn, Mom was determined to stay in the house, taking care of him herself, day and night, for over two years before he died. Now that he's gone, we've noticed she's not getting out much and I don't think she ever has a decent meal. She's too independent to come and live with Sis or me, and we just live too far away to help as much as we'd like to.
Help Her Remain Independent With Home Instead Senior Care®
When family members or friends aren't able to help the older adults they love, Home Instead CAREGiversSM can. With a network of locations across Big Sky Country and worldwide, Home Instead Senior Care is all about taking care of older family members long-term in the homes they've enjoyed and treasured. We provide a range of services including companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, shopping, errands -- everything you'd do for your loved one, and more -- to give you peace of mind, whether you live several states away or in the next county.