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Strategies to Convince Your Parents They Need Home Care
Tactful planning might begin with confiding in your parents that you agonize about their welfare which causes you constant worry and uneasiness. You might say, "Knowing you have a caregiver helping you at home would be a huge relief and give me peace of mind". Another approach would be explaining that in-home care is vital to allowing your mom or dad to stay in their home. You can reason with them by saying "I know how much it means to you to live independently, but without help, this will likely not be possible." The long-distance family caregiver clearly has even more justification for urging their parents to hire in-home caregivers.
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.