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How Can You Engage Your Elderly Loved One’s Entire Family in Caregiving?

Caregiver in Sun City AZ

If you’ve got a larger family, you might find it difficult to keep other family members up to date and engaged in what is going on with your elderly loved one. Some of these tips might help.Caregiver-in-Sun-City-AZ

Set up Regular Meetings

If your elderly loved one’s other family members aren’t aware what’s going on with her, it’s more difficult by default for them to engage in her caregiving journey. One of the best ways to help them to stay aware is to set up regular meetings for family members. That’s a time for you to share information, answer questions, and let everyone know what is going on with your elderly loved one. You can do these meetings in person, over the phone, and through video conferencing, depending on everyone’s needs.

Ask for Help More Often and Accept What’s Offered

A common trap that family caregivers land in is that they are not as likely to ask for help as they should be and they often turn down help, even when they need it. If that’s you, you’ll need to get out of that habit. Many of your loved one’s family members may want very badly to help, but they’re not sure what to do. If you can come to them with a specific request for help, that can break the ice for them and get you and your loved one the help that you need.

Keep Trying

Another trap that you might fall into as a family caregiver is that you run into a wall with some family members and you give up. You’ll have to remain persistent in order to keep the attention of your loved one’s other family members. They’ve got their own lives and their own situations, so it might not be easy for them to pay as much attention to your elderly loved one as they should. Being persistent and continuing to try to reach them gives them a chance to catch up.

Don’t Use Guilt

Avoid using guilt whenever possible. Guilt is never the right motivator to keep someone involved because it’s basically emotional blackmail. You don’t like being motivated by guilt, so keep in mind that other people don’t, either. Instead, communicate openly and honestly with them so that they don’t have cause to doubt your motivations.

As your loved one’s other family members become more involved, they can be more helpful to both you and your elderly loved one.

If you or an aging loved one are interested in hiring caregiver services in Sun City, AZ or the surrounding areas, please contact the professional team at Devoted Guardians Home Care.  Call today at (800) 699-4781 or (480) 999-3012.

Aaron Sinykin, MBA, CEO

Born and raised in Madison Wisconsin. Graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Finance in 1999, and Graduated from Arizona State University WP Carey School of Business with an MBA in 2005.

Aaron spent 5 years working for Intel Corporation in Chandler, Arizona right out of college until he ventured off on his own. Aaron has owned and operated successful small businesses for the past 10 years.

Aaron is currently the CEO and owner of Devoted Guardians a Non-Medical In Homecare Agency covering the entire Phoenix valley. Aaron has been CEO since 2012 and running businesses since 2005.