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How to Convince Dad Home Care Is Best Right Now

Care for Aging Veterans in Perry FL

You might be reaching a moment of frustration. You have been trying to convince your father, who is a veteran, that home care is the best thing for him right now. He just won’t listen. Maybe he feels it’s too expensive, that he can’t afford it, or that it’s not really necessary.

Care for Aging Veterans in Perry FLFor veterans of all ages, there may come a time when they need extra support and care around the house. This could be due to diminished strength as a product of aging, following a medical emergency such as a heart attack or stroke, or injuries they sustained that make it difficult for them to get around.

When you’re having difficulty trying to convince your father to consider home care support services, here are a few things you might keep in mind that may help.

Talk about the challenges he’s facing.

Your father is dealing with certain challenges. No matter how old he is, no matter what his physical condition was a few years ago, everything has changed now. He may have a difficult time accepting that. Convincing him to see the reality is not always easy, when you talk about the challenges you observe, he may become defensive, but over time you will likely begin to realize it’s not just him feeling the effects of time, but other people are seeing it as well.

Talk about his desire for activity.

There may be things your father still wants to do, but he’s given them up recently because he simply doesn’t feel there’s an option. If he had the services of a home care aide supporting him daily, every other day, or weekly, he may be able to participate in at least some of those activities once again.

Talk about your limitations.

Your time is limited. You can’t keep stopping by to help him whenever he needs it. If he doesn’t realize how limited your time is, how much stress and anxiety you’re feeling, he may not even consider home care options.

Talk about Aid and Attendance.

The Aid and Attendance Benefit is a pension program through the VA that can help qualifying veterans pay for home care services. There are specific requirements that need to be met, especially with regard to time of service and length of service, but your father would also need to be able to prove home care support is absolute necessary at this point in his life.

When you share this information, your father may begin contemplating the benefits of a home care aide for himself.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for an aging veteran in Perry, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today at 850-386-5552. Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida.

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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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