Senior Care is a Family Issue
Comfort Keepers in Cape Girardeau, MO, shares tips for families on choosing senior care for their loved one
One of the hardest things for families is to see aging parents become less able. It's a particular concern with older adults who live alone in Cape Girardeau. The over-60s are always more prone to cognitive waning, deteriorating mobility, and illness than younger adults. Despite these concerns, elderly loved ones can still age at home with the proper support from a senior care provider.
Comfort Keepers of Cape Girardeau, MO, works closely with families to offer information and support. At-home senior care is usually a joint family decision. Yes, the main focus is on the welfare of the older person but it's still something that affects all family members. Keep reading if you or someone close to you is in need—or may be in need—of home support.
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A Comfort Keeper has lots of hands-on experience in exceptional caregiving. We don't just provide plans we tailor them to deliver the most benefit to clients and families. The adult children of aging parents often see their loved ones decline before they do. It's always a good idea to have discussions before a person needs home assistance. If that time has passed there's no need to delay further.
It's never easy to tell an aging relative they need third-party support at home. It's akin to saying they’re losing some control or a grip on independence. No one likes to hear these things of course. It's why families should prepare to have conversations about in home caregiver support ahead of time.
There are four considerations to think about ahead of these talks:
- Choose an appropriate time to broach the topic
- Choose a nice location
- Appoint a family member to start the conversation
- Make sure all those who have a say are present at the meeting
You also want to arm yourself with some facts, figures, and potential solutions. There's a good chance the older adult will have questions so a little forward planning will help a lot.
Contact us to learn about senior care from Comfort Keepers in Cape Girardeau. You can call us directly if you prefer. We can then schedule a free consultation in-home care to discuss our loving support for seniors and families in Cape Girardeau. You can reach us at (573) 208-4188.