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by | Jan 12, 2018

Tips for Making Decision-Making a Successful Part of Your Parent’s Day

Encouraging your parent to make decisions on a regular basis is a valuable part of supporting their independence, showing them love and respect, stimulating their mind, and boosting their mental and emotional health and well-being. By helping them to remain an active participant in their daily life, you help your parent to continue to find meaning and fulfillment in this chapter of their life, even if they are struggling with cognitive functioning decline or memory loss. As with anything in your caregiver journey, however, it is extremely important that you approach this element of your care carefully to ensure that it is beneficial and does not lead to unintended negative consequences.

Use these tips to make decision-making a successful part of your parent’s day:

Know which decisions to make yourself. Your parent may not be able to be responsible for every decision in their life. Evaluate what needs to be done in the day and know when you are the one that needs to make the decisions, such as when to leave for a doctor’s appointment, if they bathe, or if they take their medications. Time decisions carefully. Making even simple decisions can be challenging for an elderly adult who is struggling with cognitive functioning issues. This means that they might feel overwhelmed, stressed, or frustrated when presented with a decision to make. If your parent is tired or upset, it is not a good time for them to make a decision. Minimize the options. Everyone knows what it feels like to be overwhelmed with the number of options available to them when making some decisions. This is amplified for many elderly adults. They can become easily frustrated or upset and not know what decision to make. Minimize the options for them to simplify the decision and reduce the risk for stress. Two or three options should be the maximum presented, with two often being sufficient.

How can elderly care services help?

Being a family caregiver for an elderly adult can be stressful, but fortunately, elderly care can be there for you. A home care provider can be with your parent on a schedule that is right for them as well as for you to ensure that your senior gets everything that they need to maintain their health, safety, and quality of life both when you are with them and when you are not. This care can be a tremendous source of stress relief for you. Knowing that your parent is in good hands means that you can step back and focus your energy, attention, time, and resources in the most efficient and meaningful ways. This can be especially beneficial if you are in the sandwich generation caring for your parent and your children, or if you live at a distance from your parent and do not feel you are able to care for them in the way that they need and deserve. Are you or a family member considering Homecare in Sacramento, CA? Talk to the friendly staff at Golden Years In-Home Senior Care. Call us today at 916-333-0383. We are here when you need us! ——————————————-

About the Author, Carrie Ballard:

Golden Years In-Home Senior Care was founded by Ken and Carrie Ballard. Their passion for providing compassionate quality care for seniors began years ago, when they assisted in the operations of their family’s home care facilities. It was there, they realized their life long calling. Even at a young age, they both knew caring for seniors was what they wanted to do. ———————————————-

Golden Years

Privately Owned, Locally Established

As a privately-owned local company, Golden Years is well equip to adapt to each client’s needs on an individualized basis. We are not a franchise.
And because we are local, we are able to consult our care team concerning our clients care needs in a quick and efficient way. Our clients are our first priority. Nothing is more important to us than providing superior quality care for you or your loved.

Intensive Caregiver Training

At this time California has very few state requirements for caregivers. For this reason, many home care providers are not obligated to hire caregiver with formal training.
Golden Years always goes above and beyond the minimum requirements to ensure your loved one receives the best care possible. Each Golden Years caregiver completes Golden Years Academy, an orientation training program which ensures our caregivers have a complete understanding of all the essential care techniques. This provides for a safe, and effective home care experience.

Immediate Caregiver Response Time

Golden Years is available by phone 24/7.

Local Golden Years representatives are available to meet with clients for any reason.

We are here for you, at your convenience, to discuss any care needs or concerns. And we will create a customized solution for any care concern. In addition, we can schedule an in person meeting any day, and most times, available within a few hours. Lastly, we are available during the day, evening, or weekends. We will work around your schedule.

With Golden Years, clients and professional care partners can call anytime to speak with live staff 24/7.

Complimentary Nurse Wellness Visits

Every client receives a complimentary wellness visit within 30 days of care service from Golden Years' own nursing staff.

Although no regulations require nurse oversight in California, Golden Years goes above and beyond the industry standard. Our clients are routinely visited by a Golden Years nurse. Each visit consists of a wellness check where our nurse discusses care needs and takes notes pertaining to the overall wellness of the client. These notes are submitted to our care team for review, where care changes are discussed and implemented after the family’s approval. We go the extra mile to ensure your loved one receives the best care possible. We ca say with confidence, you won’t find any other locally owned care provider who will care for you or your loved one like us – By the way, there is never a fee for this service, it’s always free.

Specialized Care Management Program

At Golden Years In-Home Care, each client is assigned a dedicated Care Manager, ensuring personalized care that is second to none. This manager is available for questions, support, and scheduling changes.

Care Managers develop personal relationships with clients and their families, gaining insight into specific preferences and needs. This allows for effective communication, ensuring caregivers follow the care plan and adjust as needed.

Care Managers oversee caregivers, arrange services, make supervisory visits to seniors' homes, and conduct monthly wellness calls to families. They are specially trained to handle all client requests, providing comprehensive support for every client.