A handy guide to help ask your folks

A handy guide to help ask your folks

Wherever you are at in the conversation, we are here to help because we believe people are happiest at home.
It is important that your loved ones are involved in all decisions, so that they remain in control of their future.

How the guide can can help you

Why have the conversation?

When to talk about home care?

Who should have the conversation?

Preparing for the conversation

Conversation starters and closers

Best techniques to engage

Frequently asked questions

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We know that people want to stay at home for as long as possible and that there are clear benefits associated with doing just that.

However, more and more families and friends are facing difficulties in how to support their older loved ones while ensuring they are safe and secure at home.

The support needed may start with:
• driving – to the shops or appointments
• helping at home – with laundry or personal care
• maintaining the garden – mowing the lawn or watering plants
• cleaning – vacuuming or dusting
• preparing meals – and doing the dishes

Later, the care they require may become more significant as mobility and cognitive skills decline.

Therefore, talking to your loved ones about the options available to help them stay at home and remain independent is crucial.

However, we know it’s easy to put off these conversations because we fear they may be difficult. For many older people, these conversations are often interpreted as a judgement on their ability to remain independent. They may feel worried that their independence might be taken away from them if they need some help.

So, this guide has been designed to help you have these discussions. It will provide you with information and practical tips about how to start the conversation, find out what your loved ones would like and together agree on the best way forward.

These conversations may be uncomfortable, but they are very important. The health and well-being of your loved ones will make them worthwhile and give you peace of mind.

Jo Lamble – Clinical Psychologist

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Once you’ve decided that home care is right for you, we’ll assist you with the rest. From working out what services you need, how to access funding or working with our providers to ensure your goals are achieved – we personalise your journey from the very start.

“We believe that people are happiest at home and our mission is to help them stay there for longer”

The MyHomecare Team

“We believe that people are happiest at home and our mission is to help them stay there for longer” The MyHomecare Team
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    Once you create your profile, we’ll contact you within 24 hours to help build your personalised journey.

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    Read our Home Care Guide – it’s free to download and full of important information you should know about accessing home care.

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    From starting your home care journey to building your Care Plan, we’ll support you every step of the way.

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