How to Successfully Introduce the Idea of Home Care to Your Senior Loved One

The freedom and independence of living on our own throughout adulthood is something many of us take for granted. That is, until we discover that independence may become compromised due to the normal progression of aging. This is a common situation with aging parents or grandparents. Although remaining at home as we age is by far the top choice for older Americans, many seniors still hesitate at the idea of having a caregiver come into the privacy of their home to provide needed assistance. If your senior loved one offers up objections when the time comes to discuss in-home care, the following tips might help to pursuade them: Introduce the senior to the caregiver before care begins to hel

Benefits of Home Care vs Assisted Living

When seniors begin to struggle with the basic activities of daily living – things like personal grooming, dressing, and preparing meals – the first inclination may be to begin looking into assisted living options. But when most individuals are surveyed, regardless of age, they would prefer to stay in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible. What if it is possible to remain in the comfort of your own home in spite of the challenges of aging? You should know that it’s not only possible, but in many cases, it's healthier. Check out our quick home care "primer" below for details on the benefits of in-home care versus moving to an assisted living facility or nursing home. Home car

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