For some seniors, the decision to accept in-home care in Temple is a major one. Having relative outsiders assist with routine chores and personal care can feel like a significant loss of both independence and autonomy. Following are several tips to help your aging loved one adapt during this important transition.
Voice Your Concerns
Although many seniors cling to their independence despite the need for outside help, their family members are eager to get them the assistance they require. Talk to your loved one about how this change will give you peace of mind. Seniors may find it easier to accept changes that benefit others, even if they aren’t willing to accept these changes for their own benefit.
Attain Needs-Specific Care
It is important for seniors to maintain control over areas of their lives that they can still successfully manage. Staying active is important for retaining physical and cognitive function. Make sure that your aging loved one has home care services that are needs specific. If you’re loved one has Alzheimer’s, for example, he or she may be more receptive to in-home care if there are Temple Alzheimer’s care options available.
Emphasize the Benefits
Pay close attention to the areas of greatest concern for your loved one. If your loved one lives alone, talk up the benefits of companionship and emotional support acquired through at-home care. If you’re loved one can’t drive anymore, emphasize the perks of having someone around to provide transportation. Seniors will enjoy a more active social life and have a committed companion thanks to in-home care.
Other benefits your loved one will appreciate with Temple Home Care Assistance include nutritious meal preparation, medication reminders, personal care assistance, and help with minor housekeeping. Our compassionate caregivers are dedicated to offering optimal home care that allows your loved one to age in place with dignity while promoting his or her independence. To learn more about hourly or live-in care Temple families can trust, call an experienced Care Manager at 254-856-0600 today and schedule a free in-home consultation