June is Effective Communication Month. As a family caregiver, effective communication is a valuable part of the relationship you have with your senior. This month, focus on learning more about effective communication and its value it to your relationship, and adopting effective and meaningful ways to communicate with your senior throughout your care journey. This can improve not only the care you give your parents, but also your parent-child relationship.
Some ways effective communication is important to your career attorney with your senior include:
- Allowing your parent to express their needs clearly so you can fulfill them in the most meaningful and beneficial ways
- Encouraging your parent to be honest with you about their feelings and emotions so you can work to improve them and boost your parent’s confidence, and mental and emotional health
- Enabling you to express your concerns to your parent so they will be more open to your care efforts, and to seeking out further assistance, such as through visiting the doctor
- Enabling you to express your own thoughts and emotions in a way that encourages your parent to be supportive, cooperative, and open to your efforts
- Creating a sense of trust and honesty between both of you, which puts you at greater ease, and strengthens your relationship
- Reducing stress and frustration that can be caused by misunderstandings and confusion
- Helping your parent to feel more acknowledged to foster a sense of relevance and autonomy
- Making it easier for you to understand what your parent is going through so you can be a strong advocate for them. This can be particularly important when it comes to communicating with a medical staff about your parent’s symptoms and challenges when they may not be able to speak for themselves
- Giving your parent the ability to express themselves effectively even if they are unable to do so verbally, or in the same way others do
Companionship and emotional support are two of the most valuable personalized services and elder care provider can offer your aging parent. Many senior adults suffer from loneliness and isolation, putting them at higher risk for depression, anxiety, and other mental emotional health consequences. The emotional support of an elderly home care services provider can help your parent to avoid these consequences, feel more engaged and relevant, and seek out a lifestyle that is more fulfilling throughout their later years. As a family caregiver, this can give you greater confidence that your parent is enjoying the quality of life they deserve even when you’re not able to be with them.
If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in The Heights, TX, please call the caring staff at At Your Side Home Care. We will answer all of your senior care questions. Call today: (832) 271-1600.
Our Certified Nurse Aides, 24-Hour Live-in Assistants and Home Health Aides are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also provide the security and confidence of 24-hour Telephone Assistance, so fast, reliable help is always available when it's needed. To learn more about our homecare services see our homecare services page.
Different people need different levels of homecare. To meet the requirements of our clients, At Your Side Homecare maintains consistent staffing levels of caring professionals. Homecare service is available for as little as a few hours a week, or as many as 24 hours a day, seven days a week