Prepare your parents to accept help
Accepting help at home and especially with personal care is not a pleasant decision for anyone.
We will start with a telephone conversation and if you wish, after this first contact, we could make an appointment.
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We also offer our services on the South Shore including among others the following cities: Longueuil, Boucherville, Brossard, Saint-Lambert, Sainte-Julie, Varennes, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Chambly, Carignan, Candiac, La Prairie , Saint-Basile-le-Grand, McMasterville, Beloeil, Saint-Hyacinthe, Mont-Saint-Hilaire.
The idea of accepting help at home and especially with personal care is not a pleasant decision for anyone. In fact, it can even prove to be very difficult at times, and the elderly are no exception to this. In the event that they are reluctant to accept this help, it is important that their family members understand and respect their decision and, while it is important to put in place appropriate care as soon as possible, this should be done. done in a way that facilitates this change in their lifestyle. It is often appropriate to start with less intrusive visits (accompaniment to appointments, household chores, grocery shopping, etc.) in order to facilitate the transition to care services.
The changes can be very uncomfortable for older people. Take note of the following suggestions:
- After introducing to the idea of home care, give some time to accept it.
- Offer a trial period. They might be more inclined to accept help from a caregiver for a trial period. Particularly knowing that they can decide themself to continue or to stop everything.
- Sometimes parents are more open to accepting when the idea of having a caregiver is presented as being supportive for you rather than for them.
- It is often appropriate to start the caregiver with household chores rather than more personal care services.
- As confidence sets in, slowly introduce other tasks like personal care.
- Show your parents all the possible options by visiting senior’s residences so that they are aware and informed of their different options. Since the majority of older people prefer to stay at home, they might more easily accept the help offered to be able to stay in their home.
- The doctor is a health care professional that people generally trust. Ask their doctor to advise them to seek outside help. As people tend to follow their doctor’s advice, they may accept outside help more easily.
Our approach to home care
Since 2013, Alliance Santé has been dealing with the resistance of its customers to accept outside help. Most of the time, it is a family member who requests our services, most frequently the children of our client. The problem they often encounter is that their father and / or mother will not accept any help at home when they really need it
Alliance Santé always begins by offering the family a free consultation. During this consultation, we have a one-on-one conversation with your parents to try to understand their concerns, their fears and their resistance to receiving help. Our goal during this interview is that our clients understand that our services are there to help maintain their independence and not to take it away from them. In addition, we also assure them that they will have the decision-making power at all times.
Our staff is trained and accustomed to dealing with such situations. While these discussions are never easy, we usually manage to put our clients at ease and help them feel more comfortable with the idea of receiving help in their home.