Assuming the responsibility of providing intensive levels of care for your loved one can be an incredibly difficult role to take on by yourself. You of course want to provide him or her with the best possible care, but your other daily obligations and responsibilities in life are important as well, and as much as you may not recognize it, your loved one wouldn’t want you to put your life on hold just to care for them when a viable alternative exists in the form of expert in-home senior care. With in-home care, you receive the helping hand you need and can rest easy at all times knowing your loved one is in the caring hands of an experienced caregiver.
At SYNERGY HomeCare of South Metro Denver, we understand how difficult it can be to help the senior in your life come to terms with the fact that they’re in need of assistance. That’s why we’ve taken this opportunity to outline a handful of tips to help your loved one become comfortable with the idea of receiving in-home care services.
1. Take a moment to explain that while you love and cherish him or her dearly, the added responsibilities of providing in-depth care for them is making it increasingly difficult to keep up with your own day-to-day responsibilities. Express that while you would love nothing more than to be there to care for them personally every day, that isn’t always a viable option Additionally, that the time you do spend with them you want to be able to do more of the fun activities and not have to focus solely on tasks that need to be managed.
Be sure to follow up this discussion by letting them know that exceptional quality in-home care does exist, and that you strongly feel is the best solution.
2. Once the idea of in-home care has been put on the table, explain that reputable, compassionate in-home care agencies such as SYNERGY HomeCare are there to help. Let them know that the first step is to contact SYNERGY HomeCare of South Metro Denver to schedule an in-home needs assessment, during which one of our caring, knowledgeable experts will come meet you in the comfort of your own home at a time that’s convenient.
During this needs assessment, our specialist will listen carefully to you and your loved one’s needs and take all aspects of his or her situation into consideration when suggesting the services and level of care that are most appropriate for their needs and goals. Whether they simply need assistance with household chores a few times a week or they’d benefit from more frequent, hands-on personal care, SYNERGY HomeCare’s caregivers can provide it all
3. If your loved one expresses concern about the cost of in-home care, be sure to let them know that SYNERGY HomeCare doesn’t operate on a one-size-fits-all basis, and that they will receive a care plan that’s tailored to their specific needs, meaning they will never pay a penny more than what they’ve agreed to based on the care plan. If you’re planning on helping out with the cost, this is the perfect time to let them know that as well, as it may help put their mind at ease.
Be sure to also remind them that while in-home care may sound expensive, it’s quite often the least expensive option when compared to nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other facilities that provide care for elderly individuals. And this makes perfect sense when you think about it, because instead of having to pay for a room and all the amenities offered by a particular facility, your loved one remains in the comfort of their own home – which is more cost-effective, more familiar and above all, more comfortable.
Once you’ve had this conversation and you are ready to get started, contact SYNERGY HomeCare and schedule your complimentary in-home needs assessment to start creating your customized care plan today.