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If you are going through a similar problem, you’ll be happy to know that we have a home care solution for you. The following are a few talking points that will help you convince your elderly relatives that they would be better off with home care solutions, without hurting their feelings.
The first and the foremost thing that you need to do is stand in the shoes of your elderly loved ones and see the situation from their point of view. See what things may bother them. You can even sit down with them and have an open talk so that they can tell you what exactly their concerns are. You can further tackle those concerns in the process.
Being independent is one of the most crucial concerns for the elderly. After a life of complete independence, they often find it embarrassing to rely on their children to navigate through the confusing changes of life. Asking for assistance can be hard for some and this should never be an issue for your loved one.
They think that they are hindering your life and that feeling is unbearable for some. The best thing to do for this is showing them that they can be independent. They still want to feel like they have control of their lives. Don’t you want your loved one living to their fullest without your assistance? With Independa, you can preserve their independence no matter where you are.
Keep Them Involved
Don’t just opt for a home care solution and let them know about it. It is the elderly who will be living it, not you! This is why it is of utmost importance that you keep them involved in every decision that you make regarding the shift.
The best way to do this is to talk them through all their options and let them make an informed decision. The best way to do this is to include them when reviewing home care solutions and to let them choose the one that they love the most. Let them know that opting for an option from the bunch is their decision to make and they will get to choose what they like most.
Let Someone Else Talk
Doing all the talking yourself isn’t always necessary. It often happens that your parents are more likely to listen to someone else more than you. It may be their best friend, a qualified professional, or even your sibling,
If you think that someone else will be able to convince them better, let that person do the talking. Your parents are more likely to listen to them. Just make sure they address the other key talking points as well.
This topic isn’t always the easiest to talk about. No one likes feeling like a burden. These talking points can help you easily convince your parents to opt for a home care solution like Independa. Have any other talking points? Share with us in the comment section below or on our Facebook.
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How do we deliver on our promise to make seniors’ lives more enjoyable, increase staff efficiency, and give peace of mind to caregiving children?
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What happens to Grandma and Grandpa when only 10% of long-term care communities have enough nurses to provide basic care? Who will be caring for our aunts and uncles, cousins and friends? If less than 1% of registered nurses are certified in adult-gerontology, will the people we love actually be taken care of by the people we’re entrusting them with?
Numbers may not tell the whole story, but this infographic from Maryville University entitled “How Baby Boomers Will Impact The Nursing Shortage” does give us a glimpse into what the future might look like:
As you can see, there is a critical shortage of gerontology certified nurses who have the preparation required to address the needs of and care for older adults. Plus, faced with rising healthcare costs, many aging Americans and their families are unable to afford the special care they need. How can organizations in the field of aging meet the demands of this population when faced with an incredible shortage of qualified caregivers?
Fortunately, the right technology can scale and amplify a workforce in such short supply. IndependaTVe is one such technology; specifically, it’s an integrated tech platform with solutions for all organizations in the field of aging, from ALs and CCRCs to faith-based senior living communities and short-term rehabs. Smart medication reminders, dining menus and surveys, digital community calendars & more reduce staff workload so senior care organizations can deliver the quality of care their residents expect and deserve, regardless of staff size or labor market shortages. Download the IndependaTVe brochure now to discover how this technology can help your organization provide more care with fewer staff.
Infographic provided by Maryville University Online Nursing Program.