What to Do When Your Parent Doesn’t Want Senior Care

What to Do When Your Parent Doesn't Want Senior Care

Sometimes life seems needlessly complicated, doesn’t it? If you have a parent or elderly loved one living in Newport Beach who needs senior care, and you have the means to pay for it, you can just pay for their senior care, right? Simple as that. There’s a job that needs to be done so you hire an agency to do it, just like landscaping, house painting, or anything else, right? Wrong. See, there are these little things that human beings have that get in the way. They’re called emotions and when it comes to senior care, there are often a lot of them.

Remain Calm

The last thing you need if you find that you and your parents disagree on the merits of senior care is to end up in a shouting match. Remain calm and try to see it from their point of view. Consider that your parent or parents have spent about seven decades or more on this planet. As long as they are still mentally cognisant, you can’t tell them what to do. It’s never easy to ask for help and for seniors it can be really tough. This is especially so because for many seniors, by admitting they need help, they are having to confront the fact that they have far fewer years left on earth than they have already lived.

Aging and dying, though entirely natural, and indeed inevitable phenomena, are uncomfortable for all of us. And there’s a good chance that your elderly loved ones are thinking about this a lot. For you it’s a simple equation: “Oh, you can’t go grocery shopping or manage the laundry anymore? Then I’ll arrange for homemaker services to help you out”. But for your parents this suggestion could be full of dismay, darkness, and even insult. Be honest, be rational, but also be understanding.

Senior Home Care

There are several great assisted living communities in and around Newport Beach, California. These communities provide a great balance between care and independence, allowing seniors to manage their own lives as much as they can. But even assisted living is out of the question for many seniors. They simply don’t want to give up their Newport Beach homes in order to receive care. That’s a pretty understandable position to take and that is why senior home care is much more appealing.

Senior Home Care in Newport Beach, CA

Always Best Care of Newport Beach is happy to offer senior home care to seniors in Orange County, California. Senior home caregivers provide seniors with the care and assistance they need so they can be safe and healthy in their Newport Beach homes. Senior home care is a personalized service. A “one size fits all” package of senior home care services won’t work; senior care service packages have to be customizable. And senior home care plans can change. If a clients’ needs change over time, as they often do, the senior home care services will change as well to suit their needs.

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If you live in or near Newport Beach, CA, or if you have an elderly loved one living in Orange County and would like to learn more about senior home care, please contact us.

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