The decision to become a full time caregiver for an elderly loved one takes careful consideration. Caring for an elderly loved one is much different than caring for a child, and you should prepare yourself for the unique challenges. The following tips for new home care providers in Bryn Mawr can help you avoid some common problems.
Create Open Lines of Communication
When your senior feels you are unhappy with the tasks they need performed, the senior may withdraw and try to handle those situations on his or her own. For example, in the event you make an off-hand comment about seeing your senior’s naked body getting out of the tub, your senior may respond by trying to get out of the tub on his or her own, putting health and safety at risk.
Face difficult discussions head-on and always be open and honest about the needs of your senior. Personal hygiene, finances,[...]