There are times when change occurs and we may not be ready for it even though we think we are. This may be said about most situations in life but I want to specifically refer to caring for an elderly parent or relative. Generally, family and friends help where they can but as time goes on the support required can become more intensive. A basic human instinct in a family setting is to want to help more and generally the response of the elderly parent or relative may be to refuse that help or to expect more than can be practically provided from within the family setting.
Conversations relating to change can become very challenging, especially if the care required is of a more ‘personal’ nature. Discussions with family members in relation to dealing with certain situations and the real need to find the best way to provide support to the elderly parent or relative can be difficult and become extremely stressful. At times like this you need the support of experienced and practical professionals who can provide quality advice and help create a plan for moving forward in a positive manner. This may involve signposting the right service provider for the situation or working together to develop and put in place a suitable care plan.
At times like these it is important to have access to the support of experienced professionals. Home Instead Senior Care takes pride in being able to support families in such difficult times, ensuring that the client’s needs are focused upon and appropriate solutions sought.
If you are taking care of an elderly parent and would like further assistance or advice, please feel free to call Home Instead Senior Care in Preston and we will endeavour to provide you with support or advice to suit your personal situation.