Do you think that your loved one needs in-home care assistance? Have they recently fallen or maybe they just aren’t able to fully take care of themselves? If this is the case, you may need to ease into the conversation. Throwing the idea of in-home care at your loved one without easing into the conversation can cause them to get defensive. The great news is there are tips for starting into this conversation.
Get the Right Information
Level of Concern
It is important to know how much care your elderly loved one is going to need. Will they need help with transportation, meals, doctor’s appointments, or other things? Make a list of their needs and talk to a home care provider to make sure they will be able to take care of these needs. Once you know they can care for your loved one, then you can proceed into the conversation.
Stick to the Facts
Keep Things Organized
Listen to Your Loved One
These are some of the tips for starting a conversation with your loved one about in-home care assistance. By following through with these tips, your loved one may be more likely to accept help from elder care providers.