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Turning to Home Care Options When an Aging Parent Is Too ‘Stubborn’

Home Care for Seniors in Boca Raton FL

You just don’t want to deal with it anymore. You’ve had enough. Your father, at 82 years old, is acting like a spoiled child. This is your perception, of course, but you’ve been trying to take care of him for several months and it’s only getting worse.

Your relationship with him is starting to break down.

You view him as being stubborn. He’s calling you obstinate and obtuse. You just think he’s being nasty to you for the sake of being nasty at anyone. At first, you might’ve taken it because you thought he needed to vent.

Home Care for Seniors in Boca Raton FL

Home Care for Seniors in Boca Raton FL

Now, though, you’re getting frustrated. You know it’s affecting your relationship and you also know he should be avoiding certain activities. After all, does an 82-year-old man really need to get out on a ladder to climb up and clean out the gutters?

It’s absolutely ridiculous! He shouldn’t be trying to kill himself or put others in harm’s way. He’s just being stubborn.

It might be time to consider some home care options.

Your father might not be stubborn, but being the parent, it might be difficult for him to accept advice or even directions from an adult daughter or son. Your father might be struggling with his own health and well-being. He might be struggling with his own identity.

If he has been a fiercely independent person all of his life and is suddenly needing to rely on others for basic things, that can be incredibly frustrating.

What kind of home care options are available?

A home care aide can assist with basic tasks of everyday life. These types of caregivers can provide physical support to help people get out of bed, get dressed, get into and out of the shower, they may be able to provide transportation to get to a doctor’s appointment or the store, they can sit down and have conversations, offer companionship, play games, and even go for walks, if that is possible and appropriate.

A home care aide can be hired for just a couple of hours a day, one or two days a week to start. A lot of people assume hiring a caregiver means getting around the clock or at least full-time care.

If you notice your father seems to be too stubborn and isn’t willing to listen to you, he may be more apt to listen to an experienced caregiver. In either case, when you’re no longer the primary caregiver, you could return to focusing on your relationship with him, rather than trying to be his parent.

If you or a family member are in need of home care in Boca Raton, FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770. Providing service in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Weston, Southwest Ranches, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Lighthouse Point, and Wilton Manors.

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Liza Erazo

Administrator at Star Multi Care Florida
Liza Erazo has recently joined the Star Multi Care team as Administrator of the Florida branch.She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and transferred to Florida in 1996 to continue her healthcare career culminating a 10-year track in the cut-throat, New York Business Development market.

She gained another 20 year of administrative and marketing experience within the Florida healthcare market before accepting the position with Star Multi Care. Focusing on advocating for seniors has always been her passion and she plans on continuing this quest while working with Star.
Liza spends much of her free time volunteering with advocacy groups.She currently is a Florida Elder Mediator, the Chairman for the Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of the Alzheimers’ Family Center, and sits on the Advisory Council for the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County.

Her family also remains a priority in her life.Ms. Erazo raised her two children while working and pursuing her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice.She prides herself in the joys her three grandchildren bestow upon her and values the time she spends with them.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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