Talking to your parents about receiving help in the home can be difficult. Many aging parents feel they are losing their independence if they need assistance keeping up with daily chores or activities of daily living.
These suggestions should help:
Help me Help you – Tell your parent that if they would agree to a professional caregiver it would help you immensely. You worry about them and lose sleep because of it. Having someone besides you to help would relieve a great amount of stress.
Focus on Independence-Do they forget to take medication when needed? Have they fallen in the past? Explain the implications of breaking a hip and what that would mean. A broken bone would require hospitalization, rehabilitation, therapy and the possibility of never returning to their home.
List the Pros – A home care agency costs less than Assisted Living and they get to remain at home and keep their pets. Wouldn’t it be nice to get help with some of the basic chores that no one likes to do like housekeeping and laundry?
Start Out Slow- Ask the agency if they have a check-in service where someone stops by to do vitals and a safety check of the home. Once your parent sees how professional and attentive the caregiver is maybe they would agree to a more lengthy stay where the caregiver could prepare a meal or tidy up the house.
On the Same Page- Make sure your parent realizes you both want the same thing. For them to remain in their home for as long as possible. Accepting help from a professional agency will accomplish that goal not take their independence from them.
If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring professional senior care services in Canton, OH, call the caring staff at Rather Be Home Senior Care at (330) 526-0483 today!
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