How To Get Your Parents Into Home Care

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Though quite frankly it is. Losing the ability to look after yourself isn’t only a risk to your individual well-being, but it is a challenging thought to come to accept both mentally and emotionally. Frequently it’s left to the children to bring up the topic of their mum and/or dad being in need of home care. This can be a frightening thought but can be made less worrisome and more successful by conducting careful research and preparation.

As their children we might find it a difficult task to tackle with our parents – remember that this is a more significant transition for them, it is a huge life transformation.

The loss of independence is mostly a grieving process and it will take a while. They need support from family members for them to come to terms with the idea that they need help. They are going to feel a little left behind if the family was previously helping them, and now they are faced with having ‘complete strangers’ provide their care, or if loved ones are moving away. It is important to keep them included within the family life and supply them with large deals of support and affection when they transition to being supported by home-carers.

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In getting ready to discuss home care with your parents – half the battle is arming yourself with knowledge. Do some research through websites or get pamphlets from neighbourhood agencies to see what all your options are. Choose a staff or an organization that best meets you and your family’s needs – making a list of what is essential can help.

Do you require an agency that can be flexible? Decide on an agency that has a good reputation, selecting a quality certified agency can deliver assurance of a high standard of care.

A Home-care company that includes other health and wellness specialists like Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists may ensure accessibility to all the assistance needed at this time and into the future. After you get a list of agencies, make sure to investigate further into testimonials of the organisation and ensure to get some responses from individuals who have used the service and online review websites.

Finally, once a suitable, premium quality service has been located, an interview should be scheduled to make sure that they are the perfect fit for your needs.


It may be cliche, but it is important to set a mood before approaching them. Choose a time when they are most likely to be relaxed and not rushing anywhere. Keep in mind not to bring this up on an occasion like their birthday, because it can sour a special event. Be patient and honest – tell them your worries and reassure them that you wish to ensure they are safe and well cared for.


The very first part of the change will be the hardest and met with a level of resistance. Being upset is a justifiable reaction while they are approaching their loss of independence. Be firm about the need for them to have home care, but an awareness of their worry and concerns.

The biggest fear they’ll have about home care is that they are being abandoned.

Assure them this is not the case, and be sure to visit them often in free time. Some of the easiest ways to implement the transition is to be there with them throughout their first home-care visit. It may be incredibly comforting having a familiar face when they are in a new environment. Fortunately, home-care professionals are incredibly understanding, enjoy working with the elderly and are trained to work with implementing these transitions smoothly.

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For the first week or so, it is helpful to have a child or grandchild around to provide them company. After the brief transition, though, most parents grow accustomed to their senior care professional and are comfortable having most of their needs taken care of. 

This is particularly important if the occupation or other circumstances are going to separate family from their parents for a long period of time. Once they have nailed down the routine of having a home-care provider aid them, it is crucial that family members maintain contact and ring them often.

Having a provider take care of your parents care needs has can enable you to step back from some of the carer duties, and reconnect with them as their children – enjoying more social and family time collectively now that you are relieved of the daily caring duty. Creating this renewed closeness and inclusion is a great way to make them feel at home and relevant in the family even if they aren’t visited as often.

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There are times when urgent respite is necessary, perhaps after an operation or illness. This service is here to get your family member back on their feet. With our network, we can help find a solution to fit your requirements.

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Source Appropriate Accommodation

Because accommodation options vary so much, it is our goal to find the best fit for your loved one. This is achieved with the information collected mainly at our briefing and additional dialogue we will have throughout this journey. We will contact appropriate aged care homes that will cover all your needs.

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Accommodation Placement Plan

Once the type of accommodation requirement has been established, we will make contact with a number of appropriate aged care homes to find out their availability and organise tours for you and your loved one. After careful consideration and due diligence and once your decision has been made we will confirm with the aged care home that a placement is required where your loved one will either be put on a wait list or, if a place is available, then move straight in. On occasion we are able to bypass or be escalated on wait lists due to our relationships with Aged Care Facilities.

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Assistance in Negotiating Fees and RADS

Upon acceptance of a placement there is a large amount of paperwork and negotiations to be done. Help@Hand Aged Care Placements will assist you to get the best result for your loved one.