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Deciding on when it is time for your loved one to start senior care services is probably one of the most difficult decisions you will make in your life. Some could argue that this is because we are all afraid of facing our parents' mortality. Whatever the case may be, Comfort keepers is there to answer any questions you may have about helping your loved one transition into in home care.
It is often difficult to approach the topic of caregiving with your loved one. Some people take very much pride in their independence, and will hang onto it for very long time, past what some may consider rational. We have found that the key to starting the conversation about senior care with your loved one is to be supportive and listen. Taking the time to really listen to your parent about how they feel when it comes to having a caregiver around will go along way in making sure they're living the life they want to live.
Most people decide their parent should go into in home care following a major medical event, such as heart attack, stroke, or surgery. This is because their parent is most often in need of complex therapy. Many times, family members just do not have the time or are not qualified to carry out. Most often, this sort of care is temporary. However, this does not mean that senior care is a temporary solution.
Some red flags for include when your parent has recently had an accident like a fall, or if they have to visit the emergency room. If your parent has started frequently having accidents or scares, they probably need someone around to help them prevent future mishaps.
Another telltale sign that your parent may be ready for in home care is that they're having a hard time keeping up with daily household chores or their personal care. A caregiver could help your loved one keep up while maintaining a sense of their independence.
Find out more about Comfort Keepers of Nacogdoches, TX, give us a call at (903) 291-0111.