Ideally, a conversation about El Granada senior home care should take place before there’s a crisis. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. Sometimes, the discussion is prompted by an urgent matter, like a hospitalization. Other times, a sharp decline in abilities means the senior suddenly has difficulty taking care of themselves. Whatever the situation, it’s a discussion you can’t afford to put off, because your loved one’s health and safety might be at risk. The Institute on Aging knows that this is a difficult time for you and your loved one. But neither of you has to face this challenge alone. We are here to help you through this confusing time – and possibly make it more rewarding than you imagined.
Having “the talk” with your elder
Many seniors and their adult children (or other loved ones) are hesitant to bring up the possibility of El Granada senior home care. However, once all the benefits of the service are gone over in detail, you may actually find yourselves looking forward to the prospect. Even sitting down with an experienced care manager can help answer many questions and put to rest many fears people have about home care. The Institute on Aging has experienced geriatric case workers who can help get the ball rolling. We can let you and your senior know about individuals in similar situations who utilized our services to their advantage. For example, our certified home health aides can relieve seniors who have trouble cooking, cleaning, or even feeding themselves. Our skilled visiting nurses can help manage medications that may have become too confusing. We can even provide transportation to and from appointments when driving is no longer possible for the senior. Having a dialogue about these issues is important for two reasons: one, it lets the senior recognize what key areas of their life they may need help in, and two, it may make them feel more comfortable in accepting such help. They’ll realize that numerous others have undertaken similar challenges, and were able to meet them head-on with an experienced, knowledgeable agency.
Communicating comfortably about home care
Once you’ve started talking about El Granada home care, it’s time to go over which services you think could benefit your senior most. If your loved one lives in the El Granada zip code of 94018, you may want to discuss the following:
Call us to continue the conversation
If you’d like to continue the conversation on El Granada home are, the Institute on Aging is happy to make staff available. We have dedicated client service specialists who are easy to talk to; 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.
CONNECT With Us
Institute on Aging (IOA) CONNECT is your direct line to us and the starting point for help with your concerns about the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities. IOA CONNECT links you with our services, as well as community services available. Call IOA CONNECT: 415.750.4111650.424.1411 Or send us a message using the form on the right.