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Steps to Encourage Mom to Choose Professional Home Care

Home Care in Chandler AZ

If you have been taking care of your mother in her own home, you may be facing a number of challenges. There areHome Care in Chandler AZ numerous family caregivers in the United States right now. In fact, according to AARP (based on an NPR article), there are more than 40 million estimated family members taking care of elderly loved ones right now.

Many of these family caregivers are actually dealing with a lot of other responsibilities in their life. The majority of them have at least some type of work they have to do besides taking care of family members. They could have a full-time job, several part-time jobs, other responsibilities, activities they enjoy, and much more. They often end up having to give up certain things in their life to provide care for their loved one at home.

If you have been doing this for your elderly mother and have come to the realization that you are overwhelmed with the workload, are dealing with increased stress and anxiety, or have other issues that need to be addressed, you might be struggling to convince your mother that professional in-home care is the right option at this time.

Here are a few steps you can take that can help to encourage your aging mother to consider hiring a professional in-home care service provider rather than solely relying on you.

Learn as much as you can about these services.

The most common type of in-home care service comes in the form of a home care aide. These caregivers provide a number of basic support services to seniors and disabled individuals within the comfort of their home. They could help with getting dressed, bathing, toileting, doing laundry, light housekeeping, preparing meals, and even taking the senior to doctor’s appointments, the store, and even to visit friends, depending on their availability and whether that is something included in their services.

Be confident you can answer any question your mother has.

The more information you gather about these types of home care services, the easier it’s going to be for you to answer questions as they come up. When you are confident in your ability to answer questions your mother might have, it will be easier for you to convince her that this is a great option to consider right now.

Talk about activities or things she has expressed interest doing.

When you talk about things your elderly mother has mentioned that she would possibly want to do, but you haven’t been able to do them with her, you could inspire her to realize that with the proper support she could actually be doing those things rather than just waiting for you to show up every day or every other day.

You follow these steps and it will increase your chances of successfully encouraging your mother to look into professional home care.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring home care services in Chandler, AZ, please contact the caring staff at About You Home Care (480) 351-4473. Servicing Phoenix and the surrounding communities.

Debbie McLay

Founder and CEO at About You Home Care
Debbie McLay has had a ten year career working as a Behavioral Health Technician providing Direct Care to youth and adults with behavioral challenges, including substance abuse, eating disorders, domestic violence, and mental illness. For her exceptional work in this area Debbie was nominated for Subcontractor Employee of the Year by Value Options, an organization contracted to manage the mental health system in Maricopa County, and her client was nominated for the Most Successful Client of the Year. Debbie’s entrepreneurial endeavors began twelve years ago when she owned a successful retail business in a busy mall.

Debbie experienced firsthand in her own family the challenges that caregiver’s endure when caring for an aging loved one and saw a need for providers who adhere to a higher standard with exceptional service and individualized care that she herself provided in her behavioral health career. Debbie combined her background in healthcare with her entrepreneurial experience and founded About You Home Care with a vision of serving others who were faced with the struggles that her family had experienced. She’s also a strong believer in community service and does volunteer work for Duet, a nonprofit organization that provides aid for older adults and their families that face the difficult challenges associated with aging. Debbie has been on the fundraising event Steering Committee since 2011 and served as the event chair for two of those years.

Debbie did her Undergraduate studies in Psychology and Behavioral Science with Honors and pursued additional education in Chemical Dependency Counseling.