Talking to Your Senior About Their New Care Arrangement

Starting care for your aging parent can be one of the best choices that you make for your senior. As their family caregiver you want to make sure that they are getting everything that they need to live the highest quality of life possible, and home care can help you to achieve that goal. In order for both of you to enjoy the most benefit from this care, however, you want to make sure that everything is working well. Talking to your senior about their care arrangement a few weeks after it begins can help ensure both of you are more confident about the relationship and its benefits.

Caregiver in Wilmette IL: Talking About Home Care

Caregiver in Wilmette IL: Talking About Home Care

Some things to consider discussing when talking to your parent about their new care arrangement include:

  • How they feel about receiving care.
  • How they feel that they are getting along with their care provider.
  • If they feel that this relationship is beneficial to them.
  • If there are any things that they might change about their care relationship or the types of services that they have received from the care provider.
  • If there are any other services that they would like the care provider to add to their care routine, or any that they would prefer that they not handle.
  • If there is anything about the care provider they do not like, or that they particularly do like.
  • If they feel that they are getting enough care, not enough care, or too much care, and if they would like any changes made to the schedule that you have already established.
  • If there are any ways that you can make them feel that you are more involved in their life and their care.

 

Being a family caregiver for an elderly adult is difficult. Fortunately, home care is there for you. Starting care for your aging parent is a fantastic way to ensure that your elderly loved one gets everything they need to stay healthy, happy, comfortable, and safe as they age in place. This can mean filling care gaps that might exist in the efforts you give them, stepping in to care when you are not available, or just providing extra support and companionship to your senior for a more fulfilling quality of life throughout their later years. These highly personalized services are specifically designed to address their individual needs, challenges, and limitations in the way that is right for them so that they can pursue as much independence, activity, and engagement as possible.

If you or an aging loved one are considering caregiver services in Wilmette, IL, contact the caring staff at Companion Services of America today at (847) 943-3786. Our home care service area includes Northbrook, Highland Park, Deerfield, Glenview, Buffalo Grove, Evanston, Des Plaines, Skokie, Lake Forest, Wilmette and the surrounding areas.

About the author: Jamie Shapiro
Jamie has a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago. She started her career in psychiatric social work at Northwestern University Institute of Psychiatry. Later she went on to be Director of Social Services at Belmont Community Hospital where she developed discharge planning procedures to assist staff in identifying potential patients requiring intervention. Jamie Shapiro is a Google Verified Author.