Home Care Options for Seniors in Norwalk CT
When you’re taking care of your elderly mother, or you’re worried about her safety at home, one topic that may come up is home care support services. There are plenty of home care options available for seniors and disabled adults across much of the country.
Sometimes, though, this is a difficult conversation to have. A person may assume their elderly loved one will be adamantly against the idea of hiring a home care aide for any number of reasons.
When people are completely against a certain idea, their defense may include asking tough questions. They figure if they ask questions that can’t be answered, that’s justification enough for them to not even listen any further to what’s being told or mentioned or suggested to them.
Here are three questions some family members may have a difficult time answering when they try to talk to an aging loved one about home care options.
Potential Question #1: Aren’t you just dumping me off on someone else?
This isn’t really intended to have an answer. It’s a rhetorical question. What the senior or other individual is trying to say is that you just don’t care enough to take care of them yourself. It’s an attempt to make the other individual feel guilty.
Guilt is a powerful motivator and one of the primary reasons too many family members end up being caregivers, even though they have no prior experience and it could create tension in the relationship. The best way to answer this question is by saying, “No, of course not. I’m giving you an opportunity to take advantage of everything life still has to offer. That’s because I love you.”
Potential Question #2: Isn’t it unsafe?
Some people may have read news stories about caregivers committing crimes, including neglecting clients or abusing them. The truth is that the vast majority of experienced home care aides, especially those who work for agencies, are kind, compassionate, caring individuals who put the needs of their elderly clients ahead of their own.
That means it is actually a safe alternative.
Potential Question #3: How much will this cost?
Cost is subjective. The cost of home care services will vary from one location to the next. On average, though, the cost of a full-time home care aide is about $39,520 per year, when hired through an agency (longtermcare.gov).
Many seniors only need a couple of hours’ support every day, and that can dramatically reduce the cost of this important support service.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Norwalk,CT, please contact the caring staff at Sovereign Home Health today at 203-523-0331.
Sovereign Home Health is focused on caring for our clients throughout Connecticut and Northern, New Jersey.With two locations and services ranging from our personal care and companion care services to our 24/7 Never Alone Care, our specially trained and certified in-home caregivers can provide you with the care and freedom you or your loved one deserve.
Each of our clients has different care needs, and Sovereign Home Health provides a range of services that can be customized to fit their unique, individual client needs. To learn more about Sovereign Home Health or to set up a free comprehensive consultation, contact us today.
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