You’ve got your hands full. It is going to be an extreme challenge, especially when you understand the value of home care support services, but your aging parent refuses to even consider it. You’ve been working yourself to the bone, completely worn out and exhausted, and despite your best efforts, it’s not enough.
This aging senior needs more support.
You can’t give more, though. And, despite all of your efforts, you continue to worry about their safety, and it’s even causing you difficulty sleeping at night because of this constant stress. What can be done when an elderly person completely refuses to even consider in-home care support services?
There may be little you can do.
A lot of family members may assume they can force this upon an aging parent or even a grandparent. After all, you’ve been working diligently to provide the support they need, the least they can do is accept a little outside help.
In truth, the only way to honestly force this issue upon another person is to take them to court. You can certainly strong-arm this senior and pressure him or her into accepting the support and service of a home care aide, but that’s not the best way to approach this situation.
You need to find common ground.
There could be a number of reasons why your elderly mother or father is simply refusing to consider any type of in-home care option. They might have certain misconceptions about these services. They might have known a friend whose family forced this upon them, and the situation may not have been the most pleasant.
Find out what their resistance is to in-home care support. You may discover they have bought into certain myths or misconceptions about it that could easily be dispelled with some facts.
It’s also a good idea to learn as much as you can about home care and you can do that both online and by speaking to an administrator or home care agency. The more you learn about in-home care support services, the more you will understand the benefits they provide and that becomes easier to convey to somebody who has various misconceptions or resistance to it.
Ultimately, though, it is your elderly mother’s or father’s decision. You need to respect whatever they decide. Just because they may refuse in-home care support right now doesn’t mean you have to continue putting yourself out there, wearing yourself out to help them. Set limits and let them know you aren’t crossing those limits anymore. They will likely come around to want to know more about home care then.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring Elder Care in Haverford, PA, please contact the friendly staff at Suma Home Care. Call today: 484-200-7347
Ibrahim recently completed a Professional Certificate in Management; He is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administrations (MBA) at a prestigious university in the UK.
With their passion for helping others and a strong background in customer services and clinical care, Ibrahim and his wife started assisting individuals in their homes.
Since started and operating Suma Home Care in 2010 in the basement of their home, Suma Home Care has provided professionals who work endlessly in providing clients with the highest quality of care, while enabling clients to maintain dignity, comfort and safety in their homes.
Suma Home Care, serves four counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia. Ibrahim is firmly connected to his local community and is always looking for ways to give back whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Ibrahim enjoys spending time with his wife and children, travelling and enjoys sports.
Mariama Suma-Keita BSN RN
Born in Sierra Leone west Africa, relocated to America in 1999 from a civil war and settled since in the U.S.A as a Naturalized citizen Graduated from National school of nursing with an associate , and completed BSN in Nursing from Immaculata University graduated with Honor roll Alpha Lambda sigma, After escaping the war served as a refugee nurse in Gambia and Guinea to other displaced refugees before coming to America.
In the states started in Homecare then then transition into hospital, worked in Jefferson hospital as a Registered nurse on Tele and general medsurg floor, also worked in Einstein hospital as an oncology transplant nurse , I realized that I enjoy working with patients so much and believe in quality and compassionate care one at a time dealing with an holistic approach in caring for patients and family in a familiar environment called home , I see the impact and progress when they’re home , it makes them feel relax and progress fast with recovering at home. As a nurse and entrepreneur I understand that dedication to meeting people and families needs is a priority, and able to foster relationships with family and patients that is professional and friendly to help them stay and settled home as a desire.
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