If you feel your mother, father, or other loved one could benefit from home healthcare, the next step is to discuss with them. This may be a sensitive topic, hence we have prepared a guide to help make this conversation easier for both of you:
WHAT TO DO:
Get ready discussion points.
Arrange a suitable time. Don't rush it.
Talk in person. Not through phone or text.
Talk about similar experiences from friends/relatives.
Always ask how they feel.
Don't force it. Give suggestions, e.g try out one session.
WHAT NOT TO DO:
Don't delay the talk if situation is critical.
Don't start the conversation abruptly.
Avoid distractions such as TV or radio.
Don't talk without stopping. Ask them if they have questions.
Don't assume you know what they want.
Don't force it. Approach the topic again another time.
SIGNS THAT YOUR LOVED ONE MAY NEED HOME HEALTHCARE ASSISTANCE
IF THERE IS DIFFICULTY IN ANY OF THESE SITUTIONS
Getting out of bed
Walking around the house
Monitoring chronic conditions (e.g. blood sugar)
Managing own treatment (e.g. insulin, oxygen)
Excercising at least 30 minutes a day
Remembering things more than 3 times in a week (meal, keys, boiling water, turn off water tap, etc.)