At Home Senior Care and Your Family
At Home Senior Care is a Family Issue
Is someone in your family getting older and approaching the need for senior care? It can be scary for your loved one to admit that they need help, so don’t let them go through it alone. You and your family members should be loving and supportive during this difficult time, while you help them decide on options for care. By making at home senior care a family decision, you can make sure your loved one’s needs and wishes are respected. Here are suggestions for how to handle the intersection between senior care and your family.
Love and Support
Once your loved one admits that they need some help taking care of themselves, they’ll need your love and support more than ever. They may be feeling vulnerable, confused, and embarrassed. You can help them understand that they are not alone, and that you and your family will do your best to respect their wishes. If your loved one feels safe during the transition to at home senior care, the process will be easier.
What to Consider
Your family should get together and discuss care options and plan for the future. Some of the most important questions to discuss as a family include:
- How can each individual help?
- How should be begin the discussion with our loved one?
- What types of care are available?
- What are the best options for our family?
- How will we pay for the care?
Do your research before starting the discussion with your loved one. Consider the different types of care and which of these would be best for your family. Keep in mind that a large majority of seniors do prefer to live at home as they age.
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