Jeff spoke with Anne Browning of Homewatch CareGivers about how to discuss the sensitive topic of future care assistance needs with your loved one who may need help.
Bringing up the topic.
The older generation is very proud and likes their independence, so having this discussion can be a very difficult. Some approaches may be…
“Mom, can I get your opinion on something?”
“What do you think we should do if … happens?”
“I am thinking that later on in life if you need extra care, what might you like to do?”
“I noticed that your … isn’t being taken care of the way it used to, maybe we can get someone to help you with that.”