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More Tactics to Persuade your Parents to Accept Home Care - Emphasize that their preferences and needs are the main priority during the entire planning process for in-home care. Remark that "Mom you can decide on the time the caregiver will visit and what outings you might like to go on." Or "Dad you can request the caregiver to cook some of your favorite home cooked meals." Persuade them to agree on a free in-home care assessment visit by suggesting "You can get checked out by the nurse and we can at least hear what they have to offer but not commit to anything." Negotiate with them to agree on a trial run by trying in-home care for a week or maybe on a very part-time basis initially.
Most elderly parents need some type of home care assistant to help with personal care and activities of daily living. The question now becomes whether to hire this nurse aide through a local home care agency or hire a private caregiver directly. There is no right answer to this question. Let's consider the pros and cons of both choices.