Many people in Greenville, NC, Washington NC, Williamston, NC and Kinston NC are starting to realize the great benefits of home care. Starting the conversation about home care, however, can be very difficult at first. To help get the conversation started, we wanted to give you a couple of tips. Here are 3 easy tips to help you talk about home care.
1. Talk About it Early
Starting the conversation early about home care is very important. This way you can ask non-threatening questions about what your loved one’s wishes are regularly and often. Try to be non-threatening and avoid acting like a parent. If you approach the conversation wrong it can seem like you’re belittling them. If it’s early and often your loved one will feel like they are involved and have control over their care.
2. Look at It From Their Point of View
Try to imagine how difficult this conversation with your loved one could be. This is scary. Remember that any hostility you get could simply just as a fear of losing control. Ultimately it is their decision, so try not to push your will on to them. Imagine how you would like to be talked to in this situation. It might help you find the vocabulary you should use when you bring up the conversation.
3. Tell the Truth
Make sure you are honest with your loved one. It’s okay to express concern, but there’s a fine line between that and coming off as accusatory. Make sure that you provide various examples for them as to why you’re concerned. When you do this, try to focus on their behavior, but be sure not to accuse them as a person.
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SILVERcare is a locally owned, licensed home care agency which was established in 1993 in Greenville, NC, Washington NC, Williamston, NC and Kinston NC. We provide in-home assistance and personal care services to the elderly, disabled and injured.
The greatest fear many seniors have about the aging process is the loss of their independence. SILVERcare addresses these concerns by giving seniors the support they need to remain in their homes, living independently, for as long as possible. Our personal care services provide peace of mind to our clients and their families. If you’re ready to get started, contact us today!