“I Can’t Believe You Just Said That!” When the Senior and Home Care Services in Palm City, FL Are Comfortable with One Another
“One Young Adult Woman Noticing her Grandmothers Sense of Humor”
While it may not be obvious to many people, even older individuals, especially senior citizens, can have a great sense of humor. That is one thing I didn’t realize when I was growing up about my grandparents. I just assumed that they were churchgoing individuals who are uptight and didn’t find anything humorous. That’s mostly because by the time I came around to being aware of my surroundings, they were well into their 70s.
However, my grandmother lived to be 98 years old which meant that I had an opportunity to spend quite a bit of time with her as an older adolescent and young adult. She required home care services and even though she was reluctant to hire an in-home care provider at first, she eventually came around and accepted assistance. According to her, “It’s a better alternative than being shipped off to a farm.” I didn’t get the joke at first, but my mother explained that when she was a young girl she went to live with a family member on a farm for the season because her parents were working on their house.
The first couple of days that the in-home care provider was working with my grandmother, I was fortunate enough to be able to spend time with her as well. I noticed firsthand the sense of humor that she had. My grandmother was cracking jokes left and right. She seemed to be in good spirits and wasn’t overly or outwardly stressed about having a stranger in her home.
Looking back, I think some of the humor that she was sharing those first few days was related to her own nervousness. What I didn’t expect when she began cracking jokes, sometimes at the expense of the in-home care provider, was that the caregiver was taking them all in stride and as she got more comfortable she was also joking with my grandmother.
A couple of months later I visited with my grandmother for a few days and the same caregiver was fortunately still working with her. Apparently they had become quite comfortable with one another and the jokes they were telling were cracking each other up. I couldn’t believe some of things my grandmother was saying. It was great to see her smile and laugh like she was.
When the senior and home care services share a sense of humor, it can be an uplifting thing. After all, my grandmother lived for five more years with those services, so it must’ve been some kind of benefit.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of home care services near Palm City, FL or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Treasure Coast Home Health Care. Call today: (772) 678-3324.