You worry that Mom’s not eating. The house cluttered. Dad is wearing soiled clothes and in desperate need of a shower. Did Grandma make it through the day without falling again?
You’re doing what you can to help, but with work, kids and other obligations you just don’t have enough time in the day to care for your elderly loved ones. The fear and worry you’re feeling is taking its toll. You offer to bring in outside help, but your loved one is adamant that there is no need. How do you get care for someone who insists they don’t need it?
While your loved ones readily accept help from family, convincing them that it is time to hire an in-home Caregiver can be a daunting task. Loss of independence, lack of privacy and fears about the cost of care are the most common concerns. Getting in-home help should not be a source of shame or embarrassment or a loss of independence. Regardless of age, we all need help from time-to-time.
Have the conversation
Admit your concerns and get to the bottom of their concerns. Explain that hiring a Caregiver can actually increase your loved one’s independence and the cost is far less than the alternatives.
Present your loved one with options, i.e. Caregiver interviews and deciding the time and frequency of visits.
You may have to have the conversation more than once. Remember that change is difficult for everyone.
If you and your loved ones are ready to hire an in-home caregiver, contact Assisting Hands today at (214) 865-7870. Our compassionate caregivers are trained, thoroughly vetted and background checked and will treat your loved ones like family.