Starting The Conversation About Comfort Care Services in Palatine, IL
Approaching the topic of senior comfort care can be challenging – Comfort Keepers can help
Comfort care helps seniors to lower their home dependency, so they can continue going on the path that is optimal for them. Even though there are many perks, which span from assisting with everyday activities to providing support, many seniors are not happy to have a conversation about the option of getting advanced home care.
The argument for this attitude towards talking about care options is based on the common misunderstanding that senior care is necessary only if a senior is too old or too weak to be able to live on his/her on. Having all of these things in mind, it is paramount that your loved one receives aid that he or she needs and of course, comfort care.
Conversations with your parent about senior care should be conducted in a supporting way which nurtures understanding. To put it another way, your loved one shouldn’t be pressured into making decisions. It is very important to listen to your loved one's wishes and needs, and not make decisions for them.
When you initiate the conversation about comfort care, do it in a manner where you can stress all positive aspects. Preparation for this conversation should be done ahead of time so you can be able to give positive and informative answers to any questions. This preparation includes:
- reading up on all info and brochures
- having a speaking coordinator
- asking your senior questions about how they feel and what type of care they want
The result of the conversation can be influenced by other elements. Choosing your parent’s home will give the conversation a more pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. If you want to include other family members in the conversation about comfort care, select a leader that would do most of the talking. This is the way to ensure that there are not many interruptions and you can show to your loved ones that you really care since you are well prepared for this conversation.
You should delay the conversation if your loved one is not feeling good or simply is no mood for subjects like these. Ultimately, be sure to show your loved one all of the support and love so they are aware that you are ready to do everything in your power to make them feel better.
If there is any assistance needed on how to engage in conversation about comfort care, give us a call today at (847) 250-9179. We can provide you with useful tips or assist in any other way that works for you. We are here for you!
If you believe you or your loved one is ready to take the first step to in home care schedule a free in home consultation with us!