– A guest post from www.homeinstead.ie
While family caregivers might recognise that an older adult needs help, seniors often ignore these concerns, potentially putting their health and safety at risk.
Family caregivers may lack the communication skills needed discuss this sensitive subject with their loved ones. Practical knowledge of the care options available is also very beneficial to the caregiver.
Reassuring a senior loved one that you have the same goal in mind is a good way to open communication. You might say: “My goal for you is to be independent, too. You know I can’t be here all the time. A little extra assistance will help you stay home.'”
Here are 5 Tips to help counter a senior’s resistance to assistance:
- Be mindful of your approach and speaking methods.
- Move toward solutions that provide the maximum amount of independence for the older person.
- Look for answers that optimise strengths and desires.
- Remember that you are talking to an adult, not a child.
- Not everything needs to be solved right away.
Hopefully your senior loved one will realise that accepting care in the home will actually help them to maintain their independence and live at home for longer than otherwise possible. Many older adults rely on their children, particularly their daughter, for help. This can put a lot of pressure on family caregivers.
A person can only handle such stress for a short period of time and having an open and honest talk with your ageing loved ones now about professional care options will help you and your family put in place a realistic.
– See more at: https://seniorcare2017.wpengine.com/blog_information/10-10-11/Communication_and_Education_Help_Caregivers_Combat_Resistance_%e2%80%93_5_Useful_Tips.aspx#sthash.adlfHZhF.dpuf
- Alzheimer's and Dementia
- Dental Health
- Elder Abuse
- Entitlements for Older People
- Expert Interviews
- Eye Problems
- Heart Health
- Hip Problems
- Home Care
- Multigenerational housing
- Nursing Homes