Taking advantage of our home care services requires the agreement of your loved one, but they need to be willing to let someone into their home and cooperate with what is being asked of them. Even though you know that a home health aide will make life a lot easier for the both of you, they might think it is going to take away their independence—or perhaps they are worried about someone they don’t know coming into their home.
If you are having a hard time getting your loved one to agree to in-home care in Connecticut, here are some techniques you can try:
Understand Their Concerns
If your loved one has a specific reason why they don’t want home care, listen to their concerns then voice your own concerns about how your loved ones health is effecting you. Maybe the fears are legitimate, but maybe your loved one just doesn’t really understand what in-home companions and homemakers in Connecticut are really all about. Give us a call, and someone would be happy to go to your home free of charge and discuss homecare services.
If your loved one’s concerns are standing in the way of them accepting the in-home care they need, perhaps you could say that it’s really to help you out. Your loved one may thing they are perfectly capable of taking care of their own needs, but the time you spend assisting them may start to be difficult. You may need a break to get your own chores done. Maybe your loved one just needs a homemaker to help keep up with the daily chores.
Blame the Doctor
If that doesn’t work, you can always just say the doctor said that in-home health care was necessary (go ahead and really ask him if you want—we bet he concurs). Doctor’s opinions are usually respected, so this may be just the push your loved one needs to agree.
Make It a Trial
If your loved one still doesn’t want to commit to the home care that they require, you may be able to convince them to try it on a short-term basis. Tell them you will only have the home health aide come five times, and if they don’t like it, then you will find another solution. Chances are that once they meet our skilled and compassionate caregivers, they will love the services we have to offer.