Visiting Angels (visitingangels.com/lincoln) has been providing compassionate senior care to families in Lincoln since 2017. They are committed to providing families with the best possible in-home care services. Visiting Angels’ commitment is simple: They will help your loved one continue to live at home and provide excellent services to ensure your loved ones are safe and well taken care of. They’ll help you find peace of mind.
Following these steps — and hiring an established home care provider like Visiting Angels — can ease the transition for everyone involved.
1. Think Positively
It can feel uneasy allowing someone else to care for a loved one, and it’s natural to wonder if the arrangement will work. If you want the experience to be successful, you need to think positively. Trust you are hiring a qualified professional who will keep your loved one safe and comfortable at home.
2. Provide Important Information
Your caregiver will need time to learn the nuances of your loved one’s home, and understand their requirements — such as what they like to eat, where supplies are located, and how they go about their regular routines. Visiting Angels will help you write down your loved one’s preferences for the caregiver, who will use them to anticipate your loved one’s needs.
3. Give It a Chance
Like any new relationship, there will be bumps in the road. Visiting Angels’ caregivers understand that building trust takes time and effort. They are trained to respect privacy while easing into their role.
4. Communication is Key
Open communication is essential for any caregiver-client relationship. You can offer valuable feedback to help your caregiver do an outstanding job. You should also welcome and encourage their questions and concerns.
5. Accept a New ‘Teammate’
Seniors can feel hesitant to accept help, especially if they have been doing specific tasks independently for a long time. Encourage them to think of a caregiver as a teammate or an added layer of support that won’t take away their independence. It is important they know how having a little extra support will help them remain in their home safely.
6. Get the Whole Family Involved
Let the whole family become acquainted with a professional caregiver and welcome them into the “family.” The added assistance and security that comes from having a Visiting Angels caregiver can also give family members a break and peace of mind knowing their loved on is being well cared for.
Call Visiting Angels today to learn more about their Life Care Navigation program and wide range of senior care services for elderly adults in the Lincoln area. There is no charge and no obligation to sit down with their Client Care Coordinator and discuss the many options and services available.