What to Do When You need Help?

What to Do When You need Help?


Pari Home Care provider of quality home care services in Ottawa helping seniors age safely in the comfort of home is our top priority

What to Do When You need Help?

It’s not easy admitting you may need in-home support but here are a few reasons why you may… you may have recently lost your driver’s permit, you may have developed a need for assistance with personal care, you may want to remain in your home longer and not move to an assisted living facility.

Sound familiar? Nothing is harder than admitting you may need help.

Home care offers a variety of services to ensure your wellbeing, yet it is common for elderly adults to resist help at first. Although this can be challenging, it is important to remain calm and to consider the following strategies to understand the benefits that are provided by an in-home caregiver.

Start with One Service:

Many elderly adults refuse assistance at home because they are concerned it means losing their independence.  A suggestion would be to begin with one service and hiring a Pari Home Care professional caregiver who can tackle a dreaded chore such as preparing meals or house cleaning for you. Once you realize the freedom this can bring, you will be more likely accept additional help.

Seek a Professional Opinion:

When denying the need for home care compromises your physical health, it is necessary to act quickly.  Talk to your physician or nurse or resource centre, asking them to recommend home care services and stress its importance to your independence and health.

Focus on the Social Benefits:

Independent seniors may feel as though they can manage their daily routine perfectly fine, yet loneliness is still a common concern. Try having an in-home companion stop by a few times a week to provide some conversation and stimulating activities.

Make It About Them:

Relieving chores, duties and worries from your children.  Make a list of any challenges and possible solutions to those struggles.   Appeal to your children’s desire to know you are happy by explaining that Pari Home Care services would provide them with peace of mind. The realization that you are acting out of concern can encourage your children to consider the emotional benefits of home care.

Schedule an Initial Meeting:

Scheduling an initial visit with a Pari Home Care professional caregiver can alleviate negative opinions regarding home care.  During this visit, you and your loved ones can talk to a potential caregiver who will explain how their assistance can help you sustain and maintain your independence. Suggest a trial run during which you and your loved ones can decide upon the services included in the care plan, like grocery shopping, medication reminders, transportation assistance, and light housekeeping.

Learn more about in-home senior care for your loved one from the dedicated staff at Pari Home Care. Although we are known for our flexible hourly and live-in care, we also offer comprehensive Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and post-stroke care in Ottawa.

For more information, please call our office at (613) 266-6765 and schedule a complimentary in-home consultation or you can send us an E-mail to info@parihomecare.com and one of our staff will contact you.

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