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How to Help a Parent That Refuses Home Care

How to Help a Parent That Refuses Home Care

Home care can help your aging loved one with daily tasks such as light housekeeping, companionship, medication reminders or meal preparation. It may seem like the natural next step for your loved one, but what if they are refusing care? It can be difficult to convince your loved one that home care is the right step and will allow them to age comfortably at home rather than in a nursing home. Here are some tips that we put together to help you have that tough conversation with your loved one.

  • Start bringing up the conversation when you notice they are slowing down. It is advisable to ease into the idea of having an in-home caregiver. It can be overwhelming for your loved one to go from not having any help to suddenly welcoming someone into their home to help them immensely through out the day. As soon as you feel that they need extra assistance, offer to hire someone to clean the home, a friend to come and check in on them or using a ride sharing service to help them with their errands. This will hopefully reduce their feelings of losing their freedom suddenly.
  • Ask them why they feel that they do not need this assistance and show them why you believe they do. Often times, people will have this conversation and if their aging loved one says no, they leave it at that. By digging a little deeper into the reasons behind them declining help, you can get to the bottom of their insecurities or fears. Do your best to understand their concerns and to reassure them that although they may feel that they are losing freedom or are better off without it, they will have many benefits from bringing in a caregiver. Offer them situations and examples so they can realize that real life circumstances can require extra care and comfort that a caregiver can provide.
  • Bring a support system to help you when times get tough and conversations get heated. By bringing people with you that are on your side, you can show your loved one that they are loved, they have a support system and they have people that are looking out for their best interest. Be careful to not gang up on your loved one, using accusatory language may irritate them. Simply let them know that all of you gathered together that day to show your support for them and want the best for them.
  • Schedule a free consultation with 24 Hour Home Care, where your loved one can hear more about what a caregiver can bring to the table for them. Sometimes, people need to hear the same facts from a third-party individual that is not a part of their family. A 24 Hour Home Care representative will meet you and your loved one, free of charge, at their home to go over their treatment plan. This is a time for your loved one to ask their questions, get an idea of how they will benefit from home care and for you to show your loved one you support them.

We know that this conversation can be uncomfortable, emotional and hard. With these tips, we hope that you and your loved one can have a productive and positive conversation that will result in the right plan for them.

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
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Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
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Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
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Great place to work for!

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