It seems the older I get, the more irrational and sometimes stubborn I become. Why is it that despite the sometimes desperate need, we seem to be incapable of asking for help!
I speak as a new mother (is it still new when it’s the third time?) with what I like to think of as a lot of experience (mature – what a horrible word!)
This phenomena was recently pointed out to me, where does this abhorrence for asking for help come from? I can name a handful of times in the last few years where I could really have used an extra pair of hands, for instance when I put my back out, or just recently when I was rather more than usual, heavily pregnant and couldn’t put my own shoes and socks on.
Why can’t we ask for help?
What is it we fear? What is it that stops us from asking for help? Stubbornness? Pride? Or is it the British in us, you know the stiff upper lip? Must carry on regardless of the situation, can’t let the team down. Great in war time – but not so good if it stops you from seeking a bit of support that would make life so much easier.
We help with assisted living for a variety of different service users and we appreciate that initial step is a big one. CareXL supports individuals, couples and families. Sometimes enabling them to remain in their own home rather than paying out for expensive care homes. Sometimes the support we provide a service user has been needed for their entire life and for others, like me, some support for those times when our bodies have other ideas about what we can and can’t do. We also provide some much needed respite care supporting family member carers, we all need a break now and then, it’s important for family carers not to exhaust themselves.
It doesn’t take a lot to emphasise with someone who has to ask for help. How does that make us feel? I guess a lot depends on the person or people you are asking for assistance. I can see now, more than ever, why it is so important that CareXL treats all of our service users with respect. Appreciating how hard it is to ask for help.
To discuss some in home support for long term or short term please call us on 01604 636980 or email [email protected]