Tell your loved one
It can be quite difficult to tell your loved one that you’re going to take a break for a while, especially if you know how they’ll react to the news. Make sure that you’ve already planned what you’re going to tell them, to avoid giving off the impression that you’re abandoning them or you’re sick of taking care of them. It can also help if you tell your loved one about who is the caregiver that will take your place for a while to put their mind at ease.
List down your loved one’s preferences
Your chosen home-care service provider may have already asked you to fill out the mandatory information needed regarding your loved one and the kind of assistance they are in need of. However, it can be extremely helpful for the caregiver to know what your loved one’s preferences are, in terms of clothes, bathing schedule, or form of exercise. This can help both of them ease into the transition faster.
Make sure that everything is updated
Double-check if the numbers that need to be reached in case an emergency happens is up-to-date, and the persons to be contacted have provided more than one option to be reached. For numbers such as your local hospital, it can be searched online or you can ask your home-care service provider if they already have the needed information in case an emergency occurs. It doesn’t hurt to be prepared.
Make boundaries apparent
One essential factor to a lasting relationship between you and a home-care service provider is providing clear and concise instructions and rules, so that the caregiver doesn’t step into certain boundaries. If there are things that are off limits, tell your loved one’s caregiver. Open communication is vital in order for the persons being involved to have a harmonious relationship. The openness can also help your loved one’s well-being.
Ever since 2006, Helping Hands Health Care, In-Home Care Service Provider in Big Island Hawaii, has helped the people of this island with their non-medical needs. If you want to know about what are the services that we offer, you can click here: www.helpinghands4u.com/non-medical-in-home-care-services. You can also call us at 808-747-Care (2273). We will be more than happy to answer any of your questions concerning what we do.