Wheaton, IL July 2013 – ComForcare Central DuPage is reaching out to families to help them effectively communicate with loved ones about the need for home care support. Many people begin to notice warning signs that their parents or grandparents need more help at home, but do not know how to start the conversation. ComForcare provides tips for sharing your concerns in a heartfelt and open way so families can plan for the future together.
“Even though it can be challenging, it is important to have an honest conversation with your loved ones if you have concerns about their health, safety, or well-being at home,” shares ComForcare Central DuPage owner, John Trompeter.
Common signs that your parent or grandparent may need extra assistance include sudden weight loss, a decline in personal grooming standards, a history of falls, or missed medications. If these behaviors are observed on a consistent basis, they should be addressed in a caring manner so you can put a plan into action that will enable your loved one to continue living comfortably and independently at home.
“There are many people who work full-time, care for their own family, and are trying to provide home care for their aging loved ones as well,” shares Trompeter. “We offer professional reliable services to support families in their efforts and to provide peace of mind knowing their loved ones are well-cared.”
Before having the conversation, ComForcare encourages families to do some research to find out more about available services and home care providers in their area. ComForcare offers part-time and full-time home care services to meet the individual needs of each client and their family. Their team of professional caregivers is screened through a 10-step hiring process which includes a background check and references.
Once you begin the conversation, ComForcare explains that children should make it clear that they are on their parents’ side, and that they want to work together to help maintain their loved one’s independence.
ComForcare can help facilitate these conversations during in-home visits where they are also able to answer any questions or concerns your loved one may have about home care services.
About ComForcare Home Care
ComForcare Central DuPage is a premier provider of private-duty, non-medical home care services to people of all ages in Central DuPage County. The office employs experienced, compassionate caregivers who make life easier for those dealing with the transition and challenges of aging, managing a chronic medical condition, recovering from an illness or injury – in the comfort of their own home. ComForcare offers home care services including personal care, homemaking, transportation, companionship and family respite services to improve the quality of life and level of independence for every individual and family receiving its services.