Speaking with an Elderly parent about emotionally loaded topics can be difficult if you haven’t fine tuned the skill of communication.  Making communication a skill means that you get the results you want, whether it’s agreement or finding solutions to difficult situations.  When done wrong, relationships can turn sour and any chance of communicating with that individual can be blocked off.  This article titled The Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating with Aging Parents would be an excellent read to plan a difficult conversation that you’re about to have with a loved one.  Be sure to pay close attention to the bullet points as those are the tips for Do’s and Don’ts.

Hiring a caregiver for in-home care can be a difficult conversation to have with your Elderly loved one because it involves having a stranger come in to provide living assistance when your loved one may not want it.  Be sure to address the benefits of in-home care, including why it would benefit both parties.  For example, you can tell them that it would give you greater peace of mind to know that they are safe and are less likely to suffer from an accident or fall.  You can tell them that daily tasks will become much easier and that most household tasks will be taken care of by the caregiver.

At A-1 Home Care, we can provide experienced and compassionate caregivers, nurse aides, and companions who are available for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care.  We specialize in Elder Care services such as Alzheimer’s Care, After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Parkinson’s Care, Hospice Care, and Post Stroke Care.  We serve the communities of Glendora, Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Altadena, Diamond Bar, and others in Los Angeles County and Orange County.

Our non-medical homecare agency is Licensed Bonded and Insured with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and memberships with the National Care Planning Council and Chamber of Commerce of Torrance, Santa Fe Springs, Pasadena, and Newport Beach.

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