Starting The Conversation About Help From A Senior Caregiver
A senior caregiver supports aging in place, let your loved one know they have options to stay at home
It's not always easy to start a conversation about caregiving solutions with aging loved ones. Our Comfort Keepers senior caregiver tips should help make this process easier for Madison's families.
A little forward preparation can make a huge difference and may include:
- How – gather the data
- When – get the timing right
- Where – choose the location
- Who – decide on the family member to present the topic
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#1 How To Prepare For The Conversation
The topic of in-home help is not complicated but it could be confusing without proper preparation. In this case, that means arming yourself with the facts before the event. There will be certain questions asked so you want to make sure you have some answers ready in advance.
#2 When To Have The Chat About Support From A Senior Caregiver
There are certain topics in life that we'd sooner not examine but we need to have. In our experience, anytime is the right time to discuss home help with an aging parent or close relative. It's also easier to broach the subject as a future possibility when the senior is in good physical and emotional shape.
#3 Where To Have Such A Conversation
The most important consideration here is to choose a location that's comfortable and where everyone feels at ease. A senior caregiver suggests you avoid anyplace that's awkward, noisy, or feels hurried.
#4 Who Should Lead The Conversation
This is an important yet often overlooked point. If there's no conversation starter then the floor's open for anyone and everyone to dip in and have their say. If it's just you and the senior there's no decision to make. In many cases, though, there are other family members involved. This is why forward planning is so important.
Contact us if you would like a Comfort Keepers senior caregiver to help you prepare. You may also want to discuss our senior caregiving plans including general care, personal care, and transportation services. Be sure to ask about our Interactive Caregiving™ approach as well. Call the number below for a 100% free consultation in-home care solutions for local seniors.
We're Comfort Keepers of Madison, CT, and you can reach us anytime at (203) 493-7564.