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Quality Home Care in Oklahoma City: Helping Seniors Feel Comfortable With Care

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For the ones we love, sometimes the hardest step is for them to admit they need help. It can be difficult for aging family members in particular to come to terms with the fact that they're struggling with day-to-day tasks they previously took for granted. But if you're trying to find quality home care for a senior in your family, you're not alone. Having an initial conversation with your loved one is an essential part of the process for families in Oklahoma City, El Reno, and Yukon. 

At Visiting Angels® Oklahoma City, we work with seniors throughout the region to discuss options for quality senior care. We can help you and your family start this conversation with your loved one. It's important to remember that this may be a trying time for them. They may be embarrassed that they're struggling with tasks like personal grooming or bathing. Or perhaps they're worried about giving up their autonomy or freedom. Being compassionate is crucial at this stage. 

3 Tips For Talking About Quality Home Care in Oklahoma City 

If you want to start talking to a loved one about setting up quality home care, here are a few recommendations from Visiting Angels Oklahoma City: 

  • Hear them out. Make sure your family member gets to talk about what they want. Feelings may be running high for your loved one. To them, it may feel like they're on their own, so this can help to remind everyone that you're all on the same side. It shouldn't feel like they're giving up control, but that they're participating equally in this process.   
  • Make sure they're involved. Quality home care should support your loved one's existing schedule and lifestyle, not become a disruption to it. To make sure that's true, get your family member involved in care decisions. With Select Your Caregiver®, they can even have final input on their caregiver from Visiting Angels Oklahoma City. 
  • Get help from the pros. You and your family don't have to make these decisions on your own. Our care team is accustomed to helping families throughout the region understand what their options are in order to get care that's ideally tailored to your loved one. Our consultations are free and can be completed in your family member's home. 

Help your loved one get quality home care today. Talk to Visiting Angels Oklahoma City about next steps and an in-home assessment. 

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.