Four Tips for Getting Home Care Lined up for Your Senior

Four Tips for Getting Home Care Lined up for Your Senior
More often than not, lining up home care is more about convincing your senior that this solution can work for her than it is about working through the logistics. Using a tried and true system can give you the framework that you need in order to share the benefits with her.

Have a Timeframe You’ll Operate Within

The first thing to remember is that your senior may only be open to this idea if it’s offered as a limited time situation. Very often seniors are concerned that they’ll lose independence or that home care is a way to hinder abilities in some way. It’s really important that your elderly family member gets a chance to experience home care as a service that helps her to remain as independent as possible.

Make Sure You Understand Your Senior’s Needs

What exactly does your senior need from home care services? Understanding those needs can help you to make sure she’s truly getting the most from this situation. Your elderly family member may have mobility issues that require some extra help. Or she might simply have a difficult time keeping up with household tasks. If she’s having trouble driving, they might take over that task for her.

Make Changes When and Where Necessary

No solution is perfect right out of the gate. What does help is if you monitor what’s going on, what’s working and what isn’t, and then make changes for the better. This doesn’t have to be something complicated or time consuming for either you or your senior. What it should be is a chance for both of you to understand what need to be corrected.

Ensure that Your Senior Feels Like She’s Part of the Process

If your elderly family member feels as if her choices are being taken away, that’s going to cause her to feel some strong emotions. You can avoid that by ensuring that your senior does have choices and is a part of this process. You may not want her to have the choice about whether she has assistance or not, but other choices may be fair game.

As your senior’s caregiver, there’s a lot that you’ll do for her yourself. But you and she both need some extra assistance at times and that’s where home care comes in. They can make life easier for both of you, which enables you to spend more quality time with your senior.

If you or an aging loved one are considering caregivers in Drape, UT, contact the caring staff at Interim Healthcare. Call today 801-401-3515.

Author: Michael and Marlena Hawkins, Owners, Interim HealthCare, Salt Lake City, UT 

Interim HealthCare of Salt Lake City has been in business since February 2014, providing in-home personal care and support services that help our elderly and/or disabled neighbors live enriched, safe and independent lives. Our goal is to provide customized care and support services that make it possible for our clients to remain in the comfort of their own homes rather than relocate to an assisted living facility. Interim HealthCare is family owned by Michael and Marlana Hawkins, and is a Veteran Owned Small Business.

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