Being discharged from the hospital after a treatment or procedure can be notably stressful for those aged 65+. In addition to enlisting the support of family and friends, a professional caregiver can be an invaluable resource while recovering in the safety and comfort of your own home.
Millions of Americans each year donate their time and talents to care for aging-in-place friends and relatives. Whether you’re new to the family caregiver game or a seasoned pro, having an effective caregiving strategy is the key to staying organized and focused with each passing day.
If you’re noticing changes in your senior loved one, like increased forgetfulness, not practicing their usual hygiene habits, missing doctors’ appointments, falling behind on opening their mail, or paying their bills, it may be time for them to begin receiving home care.
At Home Instead Senior Care of Northern Milwaukee, we’ve helped many seniors accept outside help from a caregiver for the first time, and we’ve supported many families having those initial, challenging discussions about home care. Here are eight tips to help you when the time comes to talk with an aging family member about home care.
We understand that bringing in a home care provider is a sensitive topic for seniors and that you want to be sure your timing is spot on before approaching your loved one to have “the talk.” To help you decide if now is the time to bring a caregiver aboard, consider these seven signs.