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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.
Staying at home in their golden years is the first choice of many seniors. While lifestyle choices, desirable amenities, and available health services are important considerations, costs ultimately can be the most determining factor. Therefore it is important that you understand what in-home care really costs in order to decide if this is a feasible option.