When it comes to accepting help of any kind, many people resist the process. They are happy being independent (or feeling like they are), and don’t want anything to jeopardize that. They may also have a strong sense of pride and don’t enjoy having others go out of their way, or being considered burdensome because of their particular needs. And perhaps no situation is this truer than with seniors and starting home care.
The Institute on Aging understands completely, and is used to addressing seniors with these concerns. Very often, we are able to allay their fears and show them the benefits of quality home care – including many they never even considered!
A home care agency that understands
There are many common reasons behind resistance to home care, and the IOA has experience in dealing with every one. Many times, the senior doesn’t want to admit that they’re unable to perform tasks that were previously accomplished with ease or has become a great challenge to do so. They fear losing autonomy, their home, and their routine.
In cases like these, we advise you to sit down with your loved one and express your concerns. Instead of placing all emphasis their fears directly, perhaps you can explain how worried you are that they’re having trouble. Naturally, you don’t want anything unfortunate to happen to them, but you can’t be there 24/7 to watch over them like a home care agency is able to. Ask if they’d be willing to look into certain services to make you feel better, not because they “need” them.
If your loved has decision-making capabilities, let them know the final decision is theirs and that you certainly won’t force them to do anything they’re uncomfortable with. However, by the time you talk it out (or let us help you do so), you may be surprised to hear they’re more open to the idea of home care than before.
San Gregorio home care for the independent senior
The IOA knows that many seniors fear a loss of independence when they consider accepting home care. However, take a look below at the services we offer that can actually help keep seniors in their homes. If your loved one lives in the San Gregorio zip code of 94074, the following may be able to help them stay there:
Enlist our help when considering San Gregorio senior home care
The Institute on Aging understands that sometimes, it takes more than one person to convince a senior about the benefits of San Gregorio senior home care. 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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