Seniors sometimes begrudgingly accept home care services, and it may take some time to bond with their new caregivers. While this transition is usually short-lived, these strategies can ease your elderly loved one into accepting his or her new in-home care arrangement and find ways to appreciate it.
Choose the Right Caregiver
The rapport between your loved one and his or her caregiver is important. For this reason, it’s best for your loved one to get to know several different caregivers to find one who matches his or her personality. Once a solid relationship is established, your loved one may look forward to the caregiver’s visits and be more willing to allow additional assistance as it’s needed.
Though you may be researching multiple agencies that provide in-home care, Home Care Assistance has much to offer your family and your elderly loved one. We are leaders in the senior home care industry, offering proprietary programs like our holistic Balanced Care Method and around-the-clock assistance from reliable, experienced caregivers. Trust Home Care Assistance to help your loved one enjoy a happier and healthier life in the golden years.
Sometimes seniors worry their friends and family members won’t visit as often as they once did now that a caregiver is tending to their needs. You can alleviate this fear by continuing to spend time with your loved one, and you should also build a relationship with your loved one’s caregiver to foster good communication.
Focus on the Benefits
A high-quality caregiver can help your loved one enjoy greater independence. It’s important to focus on the positive benefits your loved one is enjoying now that he or she has a caregiver. Assistance with following a healthy lifestyle, opportunities for socialization, and the ability to enjoy life unencumbered by chores are a few of the benefits your loved one can focus on as he or she adjusts to the new arrangement.
Not every senior has the same care needs, which means they don’t all need the same type of homecare services. Oshkosh families can rely on Home Care Assistance to provide individualized care plans to meet their elderly loved ones’ unique care needs. Our holistic Balanced Care Method was designed to help seniors focus on healthy lifestyle habits such as eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, and maintaining strong social ties, and our Cognitive Therapeutics Method offers mentally stimulating activities that can stave off cognitive decline and delay the onset of dementia.
Find a Favorite Activity
Now that your loved one has a compassionate caregiver, he or she is free to explore new opportunities. Perhaps your loved one has always enjoyed going to the movies but is unable to drive. Now your loved one can enjoy a weekly trip to the theater with transportation provided by a caregiver. If your parent loves reading but has impaired vision, the caregiver can help by reading aloud. Having shared activities to look forward to can reinforce the bonds between seniors and their caregivers.
Whether you need respite from your caregiving duties or your aging loved one needs live-in care, Oshkosh, WI, Home Care Assistance can meet your family’s care needs. Our dedicated caregivers are available around the clock to provide transportation to doctor’s appointments, ensure seniors take their prescribed medications, and help with a variety of tasks in and outside the home. Call us today at (920) 573-6295 to discuss how we can give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your loved one is being cared for with professionalism and compassion.