What to Do When Your Aging Parents Reject Home Care
Maybe you've been concerned about your mom recently. As she ages, you're noticing a few worrisome signs that her needs at home are about to evolve beyond her independence. Sure, you'd love to stop by the house more frequently to help, but with a career and family schedule, you realistically can't take on this massive responsibility. It's a typical scenario in families, and it usually results in uprooting a senior to a nursing home or assisted living facility, or retaining professional home care.
However, people can be stubborn, especially parents who may be insecure of a type of "role reversal" happening. Your parent not only refuses to leave home, but Mom or Dad is rejecting the very idea of a professional caregiver.
So how do you get them on board when they want to stay home but don't want help from a professional caregiver?