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How to Improve the Caregiver/Senior Relationship

It takes time and patience to find the right caregiver. Even if they are highly qualified, it’s still important to make sure they’re a good match for the senior. Home care is especially challenging due to the wide range of health needs that the senior may have.

Once a senior is matched with a caregiver, there needs to be constant effort on both sides in order to have a mutual understanding of needs and communication.

The caregiver may need to modify certain care practices based on each senior’s individual needs. With these modifications comes patience, and willingness to learn more about the senior on a personal level.

It’s important for both the caregiver and the senior to work in tandem so they can have a successful and respectful relationship.

4 Ways to Improve the Caregiver/Senior Relationship

  1. Learn to ask for help: the caregiver and the senior need to ask each other for help in order to understand each other.
  2. Be patient: caregivers must possess reasoning skills, positivity, and empathy
  3. Do what the senior loves: caregivers should take an active interest in the senior’s favorite hobbies
  4. Practice respect: caregivers should be respectful of the senior’s home, belongings, and preferences

In Home Personal Services has locations in Illinois, Florida, and Texas. If you or a loved one is in need of in-home care please contact us through our e-mail or call us at 877.826.4477.