Los Lunas, New Mexico
1202 Main St NE C-103, Los Lunas, NM 87031
(505) 515-0001
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Starting the Conversation

Comfort Keepers In-Home Care in Los Lunas, New Mexico.

Starting the Senior Care Conversation

The Talk: How to Start the Senior Care Conversation for residents in Los Lunas, NM and the surrounding area.

It can be challenging to bring up senior care with aging parents or other close relatives. All parties may find it uncomfortable, yet it is vital to protect a loved one's wellbeing as they age. When starting such conversations, there are a variety of things to take into account that will impact the entire family.

Timing is Everything

It's never easy to know when to start the senior care topic of conversation. In all honesty, it's never too early. Instead of waiting until the senior's health is declining, act now while they are still in good health. This gives people comfort in knowing that they have some control over how their latter years will turn out. Seniors may harbor anger toward their family members and caretakers because they believe they have no influence over their own life. This protects their voice if they are a part of an early conversation.

Location Matters

It matters where the dialogue takes place. Your loved one shouldn't ever feel as though the family is turning on them as a result of an intimidating environment. Instead, it should be peaceful and held in a setting that values families, such as a person's home or another private location. 

Choose a Leader

There needs to be a leader. A trusted person should be chosen by the family to organize and guide the conversation. For some families, especially those where one parent has multiple children, this choice may prove to be the most challenging. There needs to be a pre-conversation among those closest to the elder. Even though the tasks can be divided, there needs to be one point of contact for information and guidance.

Support Is Crucial

Being present matters. Even though family members' words of support mean a lot to loved ones, witnessing their caring shown in deeds also resonates with them. The same is true when the discussion of senior care starts. Invite everyone who knows them. Show them you are there for them.

Gather Information

When organizing the conversation, seek assistance. At Comfort Keepers, we are aware that this conversation may raise a plethora of questions. Any questions, comments, or concerns about senior care can be addressed by our personnel at any time. Call us now at (505) 515-0001.

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