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3 Reasons Talking About Home Care Shows Mom You Do Care

Home Care for Seniors in Houston TX

“You just don’t care about me.” “You want me to be a victim.” “Why can’t you just keep taking care of me as you’ve been doing?”Home-Care-for-Seniors-in-Houston-TX

These are examples of some common comments or underhanded questions seniors may say to their adult children or other family members who have been taking care of them for a while. This may be the initial response a family member has when the topic of home care support is brought up.

An elderly person who has difficulty taking care of themselves properly may be reliant on family members, such as an adult child. If it’s your mother who is in this situation and you’re the one who has been taking care of her, these statements can be difficult to accept.

Remember, they’re not personal, but they can still sting all the same. They are mostly spoken out of anxiety and fear of the unknown. It’s easy to assume your loved one thinks you don’t care just because you mentioned the prospect of hiring a home care aide to help out.

Keep in mind these three reasons below are enough to help you understand that yes, talking about home care truly does show how much you care.

Reason #1: It’s about safety and support.

You’re worried about your mother’s safety. You want her to have the kind of support she deserves. You might not be able to support her as often as she needs she spends most of her time at home, doing nothing but waiting for you to show up.

Imagine a home care aide working with her during the day. She could end up pursuing activities or going places that would provide her a higher quality of life.

Reason #2: You know she needs assistance.

You know she needs help. But, you just can’t be there as often as she needs. You recognize your own limits and instead of putting yourself or her in a dangerous or uncomfortable situation, talking about home care is going to benefit both of you.

Reason #3: It’s the best senior care options there is.

There are numerous options when it comes to senior care. However, nothing can compare to cost-effectiveness and quality of life as home care. It not only allows your mother to remain within the comfort of her own home, where she prefers to be, it also is the most affordable option and, with an experienced caregiver, your mother can enjoy a higher quality of life because she can live life on her terms because of this extra physical and emotional support every day.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for seniors in Houston, TX, contact the caring staff at Personal Caregiving Services at 832-564-0338. Providing Care in Houston, Bellaire, West University Place, Katy, and Sugar Land and the surrounding areas.

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Sid Gerber

Sid Gerber is a founding partner of S. Gerber & Associates, a firm representing over 22 years of experience specializing in a broad range of long term care products and services including but not limited to care assessment, planning and management, care co-ordination, in-home caregiving services, quality assurance monitoring, and the securing of financial independence and asset protection utilizing insurance products from major carriers to pay for long-term care. Mr. Gerber helps family members make difficult long-term care decisions and provides them with the necessary education and resources to plan and manage their long-term health care and financial needs.

In 1989 after selling his family owned food service business, Mr. Gerber pursued his compassion for the elderly by completing his geriatric education and training requirements to be a licensed nursing home administrator (LNFA) from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.Previously he received his undergraduate business degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his Masters in business administration (MBA) from the University of Houston.In 2003, Mr. Gerber earned his Certification to be a Senior Advisor (CSA).

During his eight-year tenure as an administrator, Mr. Gerber was responsible for managing and coordinating caregivers and long-term care professionals in the ultimate delivery of quality care and providing a quality of life for countless residents in the three skilled nursing facilities that he managed.

He has also spoken with numerous groups of adult children and their parents on subjects such as long-term care housing options available today, tips on how to select a long-term care provider, assessing when it’s time to consider long-term care, the caregiver’s role reversal when caring for an aging parent, how to legally make your long-term health care wishes known to other family members and health care providers, and how to finance long-term care.

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