You’ve been trying to talk to your mother about home care options, but it never seems that she’s listening. You tried to confront her about this and asked her why she wouldn’t even consider the prospect of hiring a home care aide, and after some lengthy discussion you finally managed to squeeze out of her some of the reasons why she is adamantly opposed to even considering this option.
She’s worried about the cost.
Cost is often a major concern for people on limited incomes. If your mother is on a limited income, she may see the potential expense of hiring a home care aide as being unnecessary. However, home care support services are the most affordable senior care option there is.
If your mother needs help and you simply don’t have the time, energy, or resources to provide the right support for her, she does need to consider some other elder care option.
She assumes you’re just going to take care of her.
You might live close enough to her that she assumes you’ll be the one taking care of her. That sounds great and convenient, but if you’re working a full-time job and have a number of other responsibilities, that simply might not be practical.
The more pressure you face in your everyday life, the more difficult it’s going to be for you to be her primary caregiver.
She doesn’t want a stranger coming into her house.
This is a big one for a lot of people; they assume that hiring a home care aide simply means inviting a stranger into their house. Yes, this is going to be a stranger at first, but eventually your mother will get to know this caregiver, have conversations with her, and grow more comfortable.
If she doesn’t become more comfortable with this particular individual, when you book through an agency you will have access to other prospective aides instead. Your mother will be able to find somebody with whom she can get along and feel comfortable.
She really doesn’t know much about it.
If your mother doesn’t know much about home care support options, why would she even consider it for herself?
When you learn as much as possible about the benefits of home care support and the options available to her, you may very well be able to answer questions and get her moving in the direction of understanding the value in this support.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING HOME CARE FOR A SENIOR IN WIND GAP, PA, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT HOME HELPERS. CALL TODAY! (610) 365-4266.
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