Hiring home care to help you take care of your elderly parent is a big responsibility but it is so important for your mental health as a caregiver. Following these strategies on the first day of home care will set you and your parent up for a successful addition to your caregiving team.
It becomes very disheartening when rather than acknowledgment we receive hurtful and sometimes accusatory questions. It’s only when we consider their loss that we are able to answer the difficult questions asked by our elderly parent without taking it personally.
Letting a virtual stranger come into your home and take care of your elderly parent is a daunting and terrifying prospect. By taking these steps to prepare your home, you will be that much further to finding peace of mind in hiring home care for your elderly parent.
Following these five easy steps will help you set boundaries with and for your elderly parent that will let them just be the grandparent.
Whether you are going through an agency or hiring independently interviewing potential home care workers is a very important step in the process of hiring help for your elderly parent.