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Live-In Care in Tallahassee FL

Working to improve relationships, a work environment, or anything else requires effective communication. June is Effective Communications Month and when a senior is relying on live in care,Live-In Care in Tallahassee FLit’s a good idea to schedule a meeting at least once every couple of weeks, if not once a week, to discuss various issues.

Whenever two people live together there are going to be issues that arise. Some of those issues may be relatively minor, but they can blossom into something far more significant than either one of them expected.

What challenges can face an elderly client in a live in home care provider?

There could be a wide range of challenges that either one or both of these individuals face on a regular basis or every once in a while. Miscommunication can cause a breakdown in the relationship. For example, if the caregiver did not hear something the elderly client said, that senior may feel as though his opinion doesn’t matter and that can be extremely frustrating. It can lead to a withdrawal from activities, spending time with the caregiver, having conversations, and more.  If the caregiver was offering instructions to the elderly client about things that needed to be done, especially with regard to safety, and those were completely ignored, that can break down the lines of communication as well.

Keeping track of appointments, prescription medications, and a host of other things requires constant and positive communication. A breakdown in any of it can cause serious issues, including safety concerns.

It’s best to schedule a weekly meeting between the live in caregiver and the elderly client so they can sit down and discuss problems that may have developed during the previous week. Maybe there was a question the elderly client had for the caregiver that wasn’t answered. Maybe the caregiver had been concerned about something the senior was doing that might’ve been putting him or others at risk.

There may be certain activities the elderly individual would like to pursue outside of the house. Perhaps there is a certain type of meal he or she would like to try in the near future. By sitting down and talking in a calm and rational manner, with both parties giving the other time to speak and being willing to listen, it improves communication and it can even improve the relationship and ultimately the care the senior receives.

If you or an aging loved one are considering live-in home care in Tallahassee Florida, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552 , (GA) 229-236-5552 . Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia

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Brian Moran

Brian Moran, RN is both a Partner and Director of Marketing for Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. Brian has worked at the Bellevue Hospital in NYC, Tallahassee Community Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital and has over 12 years’ experience as a home health care nurse at American Home Patient. Since joining Hopewell In-Home Senior Care in 2008, Brian has used his knowledge of health care and local resources to help seniors in Tallahassee, FL navigate the medical resource maze. His goal is to assist seniors and their families by increasing awareness, affordability and quality of in-home caregiver services for those who wish to age in place.

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