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Inspirational Quotes for Taking Care of Elderly Parents

Improving Oral Health in the Elderly
May 26, 2022

Inspirational Quotes for Taking Care of Elderly Parents

1Heart’s Favorite Stories and Quotes

A daughter holds the hand of her elderly parent.

The 1Heart mission is to provide high-quality in-home care, 1 heart, 1 smile, and 1 family at a time. When taking care of the elderly, we continuously strive to provide a superior level of care that we would expect for our own families. However, there are times when challenges and struggles appear! During those times, it’s essential to dig deep and connect with the reasons why we started 1Heart over 15 years ago. If you’re taking care of elderly parents, here are some of our favorite quotes and stories that you may find inspirational.

Our Favorite Motivational Quotes

A sign with the words, “You got this.”

Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness. – Harold Kushner

We have a saying here: “All it takes is 1Heart that cares.” This quote is important because taking care of elderly parents has its challenges, but when times are hard, it’s important to think about the positive influence one person can have.

Nurturing is not complex. It’s merely being tuned in to the thing or person before you and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time. – Mary Anne Radmacher

1Heart Caregiver Services specializes in caregiving for adults who require some daily assistance and in taking care of the elderly. This quote is a good reminder that small gestures often mean the most and can significantly impact a person’s life.

Too often, we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring. – Leo Buscaglia

When taking care of elderly parents, this quote reminds us to focus on the possibilities instead of the limitations. It can be too easy to focus on all the activities your mother or father can no longer do independently. Instead, concentrate on all that they still have to give to the world. Remember, smiling is contagious; a kind word can turn a frown upside down!

A caregiver taking care of an elderly man.

I follow three rules: do the right thing, do your best, and always show people you care. – Lou Holtz

Bringing in an outside caregiver to take care of our elderly parents is never an easy choice. This quote reminds us that families have placed their trust in us, and earning trust is incredibly important in our line of work. At 1Heart, our caregivers will always work in conjunction with other professional service providers such as medical staff or physical therapists. They can always be counted on to share any changes in your parent’s condition. We know we have been successful when you consider 1Heart’s caregivers to be an extension of your family that you can rely upon and trust.

We must not just be recipients but givers! We must not just be keepers but donors! Giving brings relief, and sharing enlightens the heart. Caring joins and showing love is life. ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah 

1Heart Caregiver Services has a unique history. Founded ten years ago by Belina Calderon-Nernberg, who grew up in a culture where children were expected to take care of their elderly parents, she knew from an early age that caregiving was her duty and responsibility. This quote is a powerful reminder that as children, we receive so much from our parents and that we must become givers, donors, and sharers when those parents can no longer be completely independent.

Bloom where you are planted. – Bishop of Geneva, Saint Francis de Sales 

Charlotte Baseleres, 1Heart’s brand manager, shared an inspiring story about the importance of this quote on our blog. Taking care of the elderly was not something she had envisioned for her career path, but these powerful words inspired her to remember that whatever the job, she should always do her best and deliver exceptional results. While Charlotte may not directly care for seniors, she is on the front line spreading the word through marketing initiatives that 1Heart is a wonderful option and 1Heart cares.

A board with the words “You are not alone.”

Even though people experiencing dementia become unable to recount what has just happened, they still go through the experience—even without recall. ― Judy Cornish

This quote is affirming because taking care of the elderly, especially those with memory impairments such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, is challenging work and heartbreaking at times. However, it’s important to remember that what you do matters! A positive experience such as sharing a walk outside, sitting down to a nice lunch, or talking about memories from long ago can make a difference in the family member’s life.

The simple act of caring is heroic. – Edward Albert

When taking care of elderly parents, it’s important to remember that the little things you do make a tremendous impact. This quote reminds us of the fact that caring carries great value. While it may not feel that way when something challenging or disappointing occurs, each act of caring builds upon the one before it provides the foundation for the future.

My mom continues to inspire me, and I see her in every smile that we get from those that we take care of every single day. – Belina C. Nernberg

We want to finish this list of inspirational and motivational quotes from Belina Calderon-Nernberg, 1Heart’s founder and recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Filipino Americans Award. The 1Heart family of caregivers is committed to providing reliable, responsible, and professional home care to everyone they care for. While there are many caregiving businesses families can contract with to take care of their elderly parents, this quote explains what sets us apart. With 1Heart, our close-knit family relationships influence how we engage with others. When you work with 1Heart, you’re not just hiring a caregiver; you’re becoming a part of our family network. We are here for you and your parents at every step and to help you address every need that may arise.

An elderly woman drinks a cup of coffee.

We Can Help You Care For Your Family

Contact us today if you would like to know more about our caregiving services and how we can help you take care of elderly parents while honoring and respecting their independence. We look forward to meeting you!

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