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4 Tips that May Get Mom Thinking about Live in Care for Seniors

Live in Care for Seniors in Miami FL

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It can be tough to stand around and watch an elderly loved one deal with a number of challenges. Some of these challenges are likely physical, such as diminished strength in their legs that make it difficult to balance. Watching a parent, such as your mother, walking gingerly down the hall, placing her hand on the wall for support, and watching her feet barely lift off the ground can conjure up images in your head of her tripping and falling at any given time.

The challenge here would be to convince your mother that home care is the right option. Maybe she has a home care aide supporting her a few hours a day or maybe it’s full time throughout the week. Yet you realize that live in care for seniors may be an option that has to be discussed.

Here are four tips that may actually help get your mother at least thinking about the prospect of a live in caregiver.

Tip #1: Discuss the benefits that support is offering her now.

Whether she gets support from you, friends, neighbors, other family members, or even a professional home care aide, talk about the benefits that this provides for her. Then you can begin discussing that same type of support during those overnight hours when she may have to get out of bed and go to the bathroom.

Tip #2: Companionship.

When you talk about companionship for an aging individual who is living alone, that can be incredibly important. People need other people for conversation, emotional support, and just to make the house feel less lonely at various times.

Tip #3: Talk about things she used to enjoy doing.

Having somebody living at the house with her, supporting her during the day and sometimes during those overnight hours, is certainly going to be beneficial, but it can also provide for somebody with whom she can share common interests.

This can inspire her to actually begin doing things once again that she had given up as her physical health and strength declined.

Tip #4: Ask questions.

It’s far too easy to ‘know’ what your mother needs as she gets older, but it’s just as important, and even more so, to actually listen to what she has to say. In order to get a better sense of her perspective and even the question she might have about support is to ask questions.

You may discover many potential openings and doorways through which to walk and have this discussion about live in care for seniors.

For more information about how Alternative Home Health Care of Miami Dade County, Inc. can help your aging parents remain in their own homes, call 305-652-0066

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Zachary Desmond

Executive Administrator at Alternative Home Health Care, Inc.
Zach Desmond began working with Alternative Home Health Care in September of 2013. In his role as Executive Administrator (EA), Zach is responsible for the overall direction of the organization and high level strategy that aligns with the company’s overall mission, vision, and values.

Zach brings to Alternative 10 years of healthcare operations, sales, finance, and “turn around” experience, having led multiple home health care locations across five states to profitability and sustainability.His history of improving customer service, work flow design, and operational efficiencies along with bottom line profitability has earned him awards and recognition a top performer. Zach realized early on in his career that he felt a true connection to caring for those who need help and ensuring they received the highest quality of care available.

Zach received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Zach resides in Fort Lauderdale with his wife, three dogs, one cat and stays very involved in his local community.