Let’s imagine for a moment that you were having a medical emergency. It doesn’t matter what it is – just that it is serious and needs immediate attention. Would you put off going to the emergency room or to your doctor? Would you wait to see if symptoms improved, despite the fact that you can see they’re getting worse? Would you try to sweep it under the rug and pretend nothing is happening?
The answers to all these questions is likely, “Of course not!” You would never ignore or put off dealing with a critical situation. Yet that is exactly what many people do when it comes to home care for their loved ones. It’s a perfectly normal reaction – after all, it’s not often an easy conversation to have, either for the senior or you.
However, the longer you delay discussing it, the higher the probability that harm will befall your senior before better arrangements can be made. Once your loved one has an emergency (such as a broken hip from a fall), you may find their options much more limited than before.
The Institute on Aging encourages you to start having a dialogue about these issues sooner rather than later. We’ve helped many seniors make a smooth transition into home care, and we’d like to do the same for yours.
Home care service that’s right on time
The first thing we might do to ease the senior into home care is an assessment and treatment plan right where they live. This is often completed by a nurse, geriatric case manager, or other consultant with specialized knowledge about challenges that the elderly face. We are always happy to answer any questions you or your senior may have about the services we offer and their potential benefits.
Of course, the final choice to accept home care is between you and your loved one. However, if either of you is concerned about safety or the difficulty your senior has living independently, home care can be the perfect solution. Regardless of your final decision, we are here to listen to your concerns and keep the lines of communication open.
Starting the conversation about senior home care in Montara
If your senior is up to it, you can discuss the services the IOA offers with them. For instance, if your loved one lives in the Montara zip code of 94037, we can provide:
Don’t wait – call us about Montara senior home care today
The longer you wait to start the conversation about Montara senior home care, the greater the possibility your senior will be at risk for illness or injury. 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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