Linda had been trying to convince her elderly mother that she should consider hiring senior care. Linda was concerned about the fact that her mother was calling her constantly to have her come over and help her with one task or another around the house.
At first, it wasn’t a big deal. Linda was able to stop over after or before work began to give her mother the help that she needed. Most of these things had to do with getting something from the basement, grabbing the laundry, and other basic needs.
Over time, however, Linda began to notice that her mother was showing signs of struggling with her own personal hygiene. So Linda mentioned to her mother that she should consider hiring senior health care services.
Her mother adamantly denied that she needed that kind of help. She kept saying that Linda was doing a fine job all by herself. When Linda told her that she didn’t have time to keep doing this every day, her mother stated that she didn’t need to, that she would be able to manage just fine on her own on those days when Linda couldn’t stop by.
Linda began to get more frustrated with each passing week. She was falling behind on her work, her home obligations, and hadn’t been talking to her friends on a regular basis, which was something that she enjoyed doing and had made a habit of for more than three decades.
She knew her mother was being stubborn but she didn’t know what to do about it or how to convince her mother that senior care was necessary.
For Linda and thousands of other people who deal with a similar situation, it may not be stubbornness that you are dealing with. And may be simply a matter of not knowing what senior care truly is and what it can do for the elderly individual.
If Linda had gathered information about various senior care services that were available for her mother, she might have been able to convince her mother that this was the best option.
If you have an elderly loved one who is struggling with their own care at home, and if they seem to be stubborn about this decision, take a moment to reflect on what they may be experiencing, thinking, or feeling about it. You may realize that it’s a matter of fear more than anything else.
When you could highlight the positive effects that senior care has for elderly individuals in need, it could convince your loved one that it is time to consider this option.
If you have a loved one who could benefit from the help of senior care in Memorial, TX contact At Your Side Home Care. We help seniors and their families with many levels of home care service. Call (832) 271-1600 for more information.
Our Certified Nurse Aides, 24-Hour Live-in Assistants and Home Health Aides are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also provide the security and confidence of 24-hour Telephone Assistance, so fast, reliable help is always available when it's needed. To learn more about our homecare services see our homecare services page.
Different people need different levels of homecare. To meet the requirements of our clients, At Your Side Homecare maintains consistent staffing levels of caring professionals. Homecare service is available for as little as a few hours a week, or as many as 24 hours a day, seven days a week
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