The dynamics associated with the loss of one's mobility, aging and caregiving are complex and involved. With upwards of 10,000 people a day achieving the age of 65, the reality of a loved one losing his / her independence will impact each member of the family, either as (a) one who will lose physical ability and require care, or as (b) one whose new role will include that of being the caregiver.
The loss of independence is stressful for all members of the family / caring community.
Persons whose physical abilities is not what it once was experience an overwhelming sense of being a burden or a nuisance to their caregiving staff and/or family. Often times these once proud individuals will be seen sitting or eating in awkward places, for no reason other than they did not want to inconvenience anyone any more than absolutely necessary. “That’s good enough!” “Please you do not have to fuss over me” are comments frequently uttered. Asking for assistance and then being shuffled around in a chair draws attention to themselves in a manner they would rather avoid. So, in silence these cherished members of our family feel isolated, alone and dare I say even “ashamed” of their current lot in life!
Persons giving care feel helpless as often there is nothing that can be done to improve the situation for an aging loved one! Caregivers frequently lack physical strength to adjust / move a seated person to a place of greater comfort or enjoyment! Without some mechanical means, even the most cherished of bonding times like a meal, afternoon coffee or working together on a Christmas puzzle cannot be enjoyed as there is no easy way to get everyone up to the table.
ComforTek has designed several different chairs, tables and attachments which address issues of mealtime mobility thereby significantly reducing levels of stress and anxiety experienced by caregivers.
ComforTek appreciates each families’ situation is unique and that a single product will not be the solution to every situation. However, we are equally convinced the greatest appreciation for these products will be evident in the lives of cherished loved ones as they experience an increased sense of independence, dignity and self-worth!