help caregiver Physical Therapy: young nurse chatting with senior woman in care home

Have you gone to your parents home and there been a pile of mail getting hire each day? What about spoiled food in the fridge? Are they keeping up with their personal hygiene?

help caregiver Physical Therapy: young nurse chatting with senior woman in care homeIf you are observing these signs with your aging parent, then they might be struggling and you may need to have a sit down about getting help.

However, your parent refuses to acknowledge they need help, so how do you go about convincing them they do?

Here are some steps to help you have that conversation with your aging parent:

  1. Get prepared before the conversation: preparing your conversation before having it will make it go smoother and you’ll know how to respond to the possible questions that will arise.
  2. Listen and focus on benefits during the conversation: try to put yourself in your parents shoes and listen with their worries and fears. Be supportive of their emotions.
  3. Be patient and positive after the conversation: give them the time they need to process what you all just talked about and to accept the necessary changes.

Information provided by DailyCaring.com