Writing Letters to an Aging Loved One Who Relies on Home Care Is a Wonderful Way to Help Them Feel Connected

Millions of people across the country are depending on others for their daily care. They might lean on family, like adult children. Or, they could be turning to home care, which is, hands down, the best option. 

When a family member or close friend or the relative of a close friend is depending on home care, it means they are struggling with their own basic needs. A home care provider may assist them in bathing, toileting, getting out of bed, getting dressed, and so forth, but there may also be other needs. 

Light housekeeping, preparing meals, relying on transportation to get to a doctor’s appointment, going grocery shopping, getting out for some fresh air at a local park, and so on. 

There are so many things that home care does to help aging and disabled adults in the comfort of their own homes. However, even though a quality home care provider may offer some level of companionship, it won’t replace the strength and bond of family. 


How often does this aging senior hear from you?

Home Care Northbrook, IL: Writing Letters and Seniors

When we move out and start our own lives, we stay in close contact with our parents, don’t we? For the most part, at least. Yet, as we build a career, have other pursuits, meet the love of our life, get married or settle down in other ways, have children, and so on, the distance begins to grow. 

When our parents are elderly, how often do we really reach out to them? Do we spend enough time with them? It’s difficult when we are separated by hundreds or even thousands of miles, and while technology may be great in many areas of our lives, it is not helping us forge stronger relationships or maintain the ones we have. 

Sending a text or email isn’t the same as writing a letter. 


Writing letters is very personal. 

It demands time and careful thought on the part of the person writing it. You can’t just tap a few keys and hit ‘send.’ You have to write the words out by hand. 

And when that person who receives a letter or thoughtful card with a personal note in it in your handwriting, it’s a powerful force that can lift spirits, even in the darkest of times. 

When you have somebody, you know depending on home care, take an opportunity to write a personal letter to them. You might be surprised at just how powerfully it touches them. 


If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Northbrook, IL, contact the caring staff atCompanion Services of Americatoday at(847) 943-3786. Our home care service area includes Northbrook, Highland Park, Deerfield, Glenview, Buffalo Grove, Evanston, Des Plaines, Skokie, Lake Forest, Wilmette and the surrounding areas.

Jamie Shapiro