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How to Talk to a Loved One About In-Home Care December 29, 2014

Beacon Hill, Boston
How to Talk to a Loved One About In-Home Care, Boston, Massachusetts

As people get older, they tend to need more help to function well in their homes. While it may seem obvious to their family and friends that they need help, it’s not always so obvious to that person, or they may even be in denial. Home Instead Senior Care is here to provide some tips on talking to a loved one about getting them the senior care services they need to continue living a healthy and happy life in their own home.

Here are some ways that you can broach the subject of home health care and caregiver services:

  • Have a Plan: Before you bring it up with the person, already be prepared with specifics about what kind of help you think they need. By already having these areas identified, you’ll show that you’ve thought this through and come to a well thought out conclusion.
  • Listen to Their Thoughts: While you may think that you know best, it’s important to take their concerns into consideration. Listen attentively and compromise as best you can to satisfy their needs.
  • Be Resolute: Having this conversation can be especially difficult when dealing with someone stubborn or with a parent who is accustomed to being the boss, but that doesn’t mean you can let him take over the conversation. Be persistent to ensure that he gets the help he needs.

With these tips, you should be able to convince your loved one of the importance of in-home care. For more information and talking points, visit the in-home care specialists Home Instead Senior Care online or call (617) 557-4600