Is it time for home care assistance for Dad? When it’s time to bring a little care to Dad in his home, it can be a challenge.
Dad might resist, even if he is aware that he needs assistance with something as simple as shopping and putting away the groceries, or when it becomes more serious and he needs some extra care after a hospitalization.
Home care assistance for Dad can further complicate things if he’s exhibiting any form of dementia, like Alzheimer’s disease. Alternatively, if Mom is colluding with Dad and defending against any intrusion into their independence, it may be because she does not want others to see she has needs as well.
Complications of Home Care Assistance for Dad
Another complication of bringing in help for the first time is siblings might disagree with what is the best avenue to take. One might want Dad to move to a retirement community that has assistance provided, another might want him to move into their home to help with childcare, and one sibling might disagree that he needs any help and want to try and preserve his independence as long as possible.
Of course, when there is family disagreement, that calls for an independent evaluation and assessment to uncover all the real needs. This can present the family with all the options, costs, and strategies to move forward. With the information provided, you can come to a family decision on what everyone thinks is the best and most affordable home care assistance for Dad.
Creative Solutions: Professional Care Management
Whatever the challenge, finding creative ways to introduce the idea of a Personal Care Manager usually works better if it comes from a place of concern rather than demand. Professional Care Managers help families design interventions and create a strategy that can offer the care that is needed for your aging parent. Personal Care Managers understand it is important to respect your aging family member’s independence and values and at the same time provide peace of mind to concerned family members.
You are invited to attend our free monthly support group or attend a series of no-fee classes on caring for individuals with Dementia. For a list of our classes and events click here.
If things are already escalating to an unsafe level and home care assistance is a necessity, make an appointment and have a consultation with one of our experienced, creative professionals. Give us a call at (866) 760-1808