Family Dinners Are a Great Time to Talk About Home Care Services

You’ve noticed your dad now struggles to get the garage door open and the lawn mower started. Maybe your mom has a hard time getting downstairs to the laundry room. An aging parent may be reluctant to ask for help, but ignoring the situation is not a solution. For his or her safety, your parent needs to understand it’s okay to admit household chores are becoming a challenge. You may find yourself having to really encourage your parent to open up.

Home Care Services Brighton NY - Family Dinners Are a Great Time to Talk About Home Care Services

Home Care Services Brighton NY – Family Dinners Are a Great Time to Talk About Home Care Services

A family dinner is an excellent time to discuss your concerns. While everyone is gathered around the table enjoying a meal and maybe some wine or beer, an open, non-judgmental discussion can help everyone talk about their concerns and what they’d like to see change. Here are tips on how to arrange a family meeting where home care services are brought up.

Let Your Parent Lead

Your parent is the person you’re worried about. At the same time, it’s frightening for your mom or dad to admit they’re getting older and less stable. Let them lead the discussion. Avoid raising voices or accusing. Instead, listen to their wishes and concerns and address them one at a time.

Emphasize the Flexibility of a Home Care Service’s Scheduled

Ensure your parent understands that caregivers do not have to come in every day. Your parent still has the freedom to be in his or her home, all while doing the things he or she loves. Emphasize that caregivers offering home care services make it possible for your parent to live at home with help coming in only when it’s needed.

Print a List of Possible Services

Look at area home care services and compile a list of the services they offer, such as meal preparation, transportation, or laundry. Bring that list to the dinner for your mom or dad to look over. You may find them becoming very enthusiastic when they realize they’re not being babysat by caregivers. Instead, your parent will have a person to take over the household chores that they simply don’t like doing.

End the Dinner With Plans to Talk to a Home Care Service

At the end of the dinner, make sure everyone is ready to sit down with a home care service provider to discuss your parent’s needs. Getting to meet some caregivers may be enough to ease your parent’s worries and ready to transition to having companionship and help around the house.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Care Services in Brighton NY, contact the caring staff at Caring Hearts of Rochester today! Serving Rochester, Pittsford, Greece, Webster, Canandaigua, Fairport, Perinton, Penfield, Brighton, Henrietta and ansurrounding communities. Call 585-245-0134.

About Kevin Watkins

Caring Hearts of Rochester was founded by John Hunt and Kevin Watkins. Kevin and John met when they were in the same Boy Scout Troop in their youth. They chose different career paths before forming Caring Hearts.

Kevin and his wife, Candy, lived in Naples, Florida for 10 years, where three of their four children were born. He was recruited to the insurance industry by a colleague who felt his personality would benefit people with needs. The insurance industry became a big part of their lives. He evaluated peoples’ risks, working with property and casualty, and life products, and later began to underwrite Long Term Care insurance as people were beginning to plan for their futures. He started two agencies, then bought a third. In his last three years before selling his third agency, he was ranked in the top 10%, top 5% & then top 1% nationally out of the more than 12,500 Allstate agencies in the U.S. at the time. Kevin’s success can be accredited to his kind nature and his genuine desire to help individuals and families with their needs. He feels very at home meeting with people and discussing their needs, a trait that has been very helpful in his continued success with Caring Hearts of Rochester. Kevin returned to Rochester in 2006 to introduce their young children to snow and to be closer to his extended family.

After having returned to Rochester from their careers in other states, John and Kevin reconnected. Alzheimer’s had afflicted both of their families, and they had both experienced and witnessed the challenges associated with the role of being a caregiver. Kevin’s and John’s collective experiences complemented their desire to work with families and individuals in need. They founded Caring Hearts of Rochester and have since been able work in a capacity that has become a passion for them. They are both Certified Senior Advisors (CSA), a designation earned through education, study and experience in the Elderly and Geriatric Care Profession. Their number one concern is providing their senior clients with ethical and effective services and products. Caring Hearts of Rochester is associated with numerous local affiliations for the elderly in the Upstate NY area including Lifespan, Eldersource, and the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly.

As the co-founders and hands-on managers of Caring Hearts of Rochester, we thank you for this opportunity to tell you about our passion. We are responsible for the services we offer, for the people we hire, for the training they receive, for the quality and reliability of the services our team delivers to you and your loved ones. Give us a call so that we may learn more about you and your needs at (585) 861-CARE(2273)