Irene was more than a companions or caregiver to Mom. Her dedication to Mom’s comfort and well-being equaled or exceeded that which might be expected from a close relative. The care Irene provided Mom certainly was a lot more comprehensive and professional than the care any close relative might be able to provide in a similar situation. Irene added purpose to Mom’s life, which, to my way of thinking, probably extended Mom’s life by a little, allowing family members to spend precious time with Mom.
As we begin to age, our functionality begins to decrease. What used to be an easy task may not be so simple anymore. From doing laundry to grocery shopping, what used to be a simple task