Life moves pretty fast. You blink, and suddenly things are different. Have you recently noticed that an elderly parent or loved one could use some extra assistance around the home? Perhaps their mobility or memory is simply not what it used to be. While these are natural stages of ageing, we know how overwhelming, saddening and perhaps even frightening witnessing these changes can be. What’s more, it can be difficult to broach the subject with your loved one who may be in denial about their changing needs and abilities.
This blog post contains helpful information on home care in Romford and clacton on sea and explores some of the ways you can introduce the idea to a loved one you care about.
What is home care?
First of all, let’s clarify what exactly home care entails. In short, home care is whatever you need it to be. We believe there is no one size fits all solution when it comes to caring, which is why we tailor the care we provide to every individual’s unique needs and preferences. Our mission is to help those with changing needs live safely and independently at home for longer. Everyone wants the best for their loved one and that’s what we provide. Whether your loved one needs help with personal tasks like washing and dressing, an extra hand with household tasks, support getting around, assistance with cooking or could benefit from consistent companionship, our professional carers can do it all.
Talking to your loved one about home care
We acknowledge that it may not be easy to talk to your loved one about home care. Difficult emotions such as frustration, anger and grief may arise for all participants. After all, growing older often comes with a sense of losing identity or perhaps a feeling of uselessness. Your loved one may still be coming to terms with their changing abilities and it’s important to keep their feelings in mind.
We encourage you to approach the idea with sensitivity and compassion. Remember that your loved one still has a sense of pride and will likely want to maintain their independence for as long as possible. Rather than telling a person what they should or shouldn’t do, we suggest approaching the subject from a place of concern for their wellbeing. Share your concerns with them calmly and concisely. Keep distractions to a minimum and let them know that you are listening to what they have to say. Together, you can come to a solution that puts their safety first whilst respecting their autonomy and dignity.
How can home care help?
At the end of the day, you want what’s best for your loved one. We are committed to providing high-quality care that respects their choices and honours their needs. Together, we’ll devise a care plan that best suits the needs of your loved one. To empower their independence, we provide flexible options to work around their schedule and routines so that they stay in control. With our home care services, you can rest assured that your loved one is in safe and qualified hands.
Get in touch
If you and your loved one have decided that home care can provide the support needed to live safely and independently at home, we would love to chat. Please feel free to get in touch or give us a call on 0800 999 3447. Our friendly team would also be more than happy to provide more information or answer any of your questions.