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Quality Home Care in Redding: Helping Seniors Feel Comfortable with Care

Provider of Quality Home Care in Redding with elderly patient

When the time has come to find a quality home care provider for your loved one in Redding, it can be a big adjustment for everyone in the family. At Visiting Angels® Redding, we do everything we can to make sure your relative feels comfortable and capable in their home, no matter what level of care they need. However, some types of care can be more difficult to adjust to than others.

Help Prepare a Loved One for Quality Home Care in Redding

Many seniors can feel self-conscious or embarrassed if they need help with sensitive tasks like bathing and getting dressed. Our caregivers are mindful of this, and take great strides to make our clients feel at ease when they receive bathing and grooming assistance. In addition, there are a few ways that you can help your loved one prepare for more intimate forms of in-home care.

To help your loved one feel more comfortable with the idea of home care in general, it's important to get them involved in the process early on. Have open, honest conversations with them about care and give them the opportunity to share their concerns about receiving it. Then, as you move forward finding a provider and establishing a care plan, be sure to recognize and address your loved one's concerns.

Note that a quality home care provider should be willing to work with you and your loved one to make the care process as comfortable as possible for everyone. Some providers, including Visiting Angels Redding, can also help guide you through these initial care conversations if you need help broaching the subject. Once you've found a provider, establish a clear routine so your loved one always knows when their caregiver is coming and what tasks they'll be helping with. 

Before care begins, it helps to reorganize your loved one's belongings in the bathroom and bedroom so that their caregiver can easily find everything they need. Shifting to simpler clothing items with fewer fastenings can also reduce the amount of time when you loved one feels exposed and vulnerable.

Book an In-home Consultation at Visiting Angels Redding

At Visiting Angels Redding, we're proud to provide compassionate, quality home care for households in Redding, Palo Cedro, Cottonwood, Shasta Lake City, Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, Yreka, and the surrounding region. Contact us today for a free in-home evaluation.

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