Admitting that we need help isn’t easy for most of us. The idea of being independent and able to take care of our own needs is deeply ingrained in our culture, and we often hesitate to let go of it. This may be part of why it’s so hard to start a conversation with seniors about accepting home care. You might be able to see that your loved one is having a harder time cooking, cleaning, managing medications, and more. They, on the other hand, might prefer to believe that things are just fine, and best left the way they are.
The Institute on Aging knows what you’re going through. We want to help start this conversation with your senior because we know how important it is. Without the right services, your loved one is at a very real risk for injury, a steep decline in function, and poor health. But by taking the right approach, we make it easy for them to see the potential benefits of outstanding home care.
The right approach to Broadmoor senior home care
Often, when contemplating a big change like home care the senior may feel a temporary lack of control. It’s important (if they have decision-making capacity) to put them in the driver’s seat. When beginning the discussion on home care, remember that the senior is the expert on his or her life. Listen to their concerns, and ask for possible solutions and suggestions. If the senior feels they are part of the decision-making process, they are much more likely to accept the help they need.
You may want to try painting a picture for them of what life can be like with home care (and IOA is happy to help you do this). Ask them to imagine how easy it would be to get dressed in the morning with an extra pair of hands to assist them. How luxurious it would feel to have someone make and serve their meals, as well as complete tedious housekeeping tasks. And how escorted transportation would be like having their own driver take them wherever they want to go! These are just a few of the benefits IOA can offer, and they are some of the most popular with our satisfied clients.
Take a look at our Broadmoor home care options
If your senior seems agreeable to trying out home care services, these are some of the ones we provide in the Broadmoor zip code of 94015:
Talk to us about Broadmoor senior home care today
Simply by starting a conversation about home care with your senior, you’ve made great strides in protecting their health and wellbeing. To continue the conversation please contact the Institute on Aging at 415-750-4111 or 650-424-1411. Our client service specialists are available to address your questions and concerns, and assist you in deciding on the right course of action to help the special senior in your life.
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