Elderly Care in Redding CT: Should You Stand up to Your Elderly Parent or Give in?


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Should You Stand up to Your Elderly Parent or Give in?

Elderly Care in Redding CT

Elderly Care in Redding CTWatching an elderly parent do something that you know is not safe or good for their health can cause an internal conflict within you. Should you stop them or just let it go? For example, if you were to see your parent eating a big, juicy steak, but know that their diet does not allow red meat, what would you do?
For most adult children, turning the other cheek and pretending you did not see their bad choice seems like the easiest solution. But when an aging adult may be doing something that can harm their health or safety, it is time for you to stand up to your loved one. If these poor choices have you fearful for what the elder may do when you are not around, an elderly care can closely monitor them.

To know whether or not you should stand up to your elderly parent, follow these tips.

  • Determine how much danger they will be in. If your frail elderly loved one wants to go to the bathroom by themselves, think about what modifications to the home can be made to make the bathroom safer. Installing grab bars and a slip-resistant mat may provide a safer environment. If the senior is at risk with some of the choices they make, think about the changes you can make to turn that poor choice into a safe one.
  • Have frequent discussions. Even if your parent is healthy now, they may have communication problems and other health issues down the road. Have frequent conversations with them to come up with a contingency plan that has to do with the changes the elder will experience as they get older. Having a plan in place early on will ensure that you and other family members understand who will be the primary caregiver and decision-maker when they are unable to do so.
  • Take over when necessary. Witnessing your loved one’s health deteriorate is very difficult to watch. However, do not try to take over all at once. Instead, start by offering extra support and assistance on one or two tasks. If you feel they need additional help, gradually increase the amount of tasks you are helping with. By taking over all at once, your loved one may feel as though they have gotten their independence taken from them.

We all want our aging parents to live as independently as possible, but they may not be able to do that as they continue to get older. Think about these three tips to determine whether your loved one needs your help or if they can do it on their own. 


If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in Redding, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, CT at 203-731-2544.

Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury
Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury

Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend our warmest welcome to you and your family as you search for the best home care services for your loved one in need.

I am Jim Crossett, president of SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, Connecticut. From our conveniently located office, we serve the residents of Fairfield County including the areas of Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, New Milford and Southbury.

As you begin your selection process for the perfect living assistance for you senior family member, you are joining the ranks of many concerned children searching for non-medical in-home help. The Danbury area is home to many senior citizens and their families who are looking for a method of care that allows them to stay in the comfort of their residence. Your elderly loved one means a great deal to you and you will not be satisfied with anything but the best for them. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we go beyond your expectations and exceed the high standards you have set for their proper care.

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