There are some things that people never really forget. Most people would be able to tell you exactly where they were when they heard the Towers came down. The Space Shuttle Challenger explosion: the same thing. When you know that elder care is needed, it might be a singular moment that causes you to take notice.
For too many family members, that moment when elderly health care takes center stage in their life is a moment when their elderly loved one is in the hospital. It could be the result of a health scare or crisis, a slip and fall with serious injuries, a heart attack, stroke, or any number of issues. It doesn’t really matter what the cause it, when you know that elderly health care is absolutely necessary, you’ll usually remember that moment of realization.
It’s a call to action. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve come to this realization on your own, a family member told you, or the doctor mentioned that it’s something that should be looked into. It’s all still a call to action and if you don’t take action, you could be helping to put your loved one in further danger.
You know that your mother should have a professional caregiver working with you at home. There is no doubt in your mind at this point. The question now becomes ‘what should you do?’
What is the right action that you need to take at this point in time? First and foremost, even though you know that elderly home care is absolutely essential, you need to talk about it with your elderly loved one. You can’t really go out and make that decision for her.
Sure, you might have a pretty strong assumption that your mother is going to shoot down any mention of hiring elder care providers, but that still doesn’t give you the right to go and find a caregiver for her, then show up to her home one day with this individual.
Your mother or other elderly loved one deserves the respect to discuss the prospect of this type of care. If you can’t convince her that elder care is for her health and safety and that it could very well help her get the most out of life, then you need to find more information about it. The more information that you have about elder care, the easier it will be to convince someone you care about to agree to it.
If you have a loved one who could benefit from the help of elder care in Pittsford, NY contact the caregivers at Caring Hearts of Rochester, LLC. We help seniors and their families with many levels of home care service. Call (585) 245-0134 for more information.
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