The big day has arrived: Dad’s first day with his new caregiver! If your family is similar to many, you might be feeling a variety of emotions: relief, uncertainty, and anxiety, to name a few. These emotions are typical and perfectly normal. A little advance preparation and planning for this important milestone can help ensure a comfortable and smooth transition for everyone.
It’s important to bear in mind that your Responsive Home Care caregiver is fully trained and experienced in senior care in the home. Their one and only goal is to make life better for the individuals they serve. They do not need or expect to be entertained, something that is surprisingly often a concern for care recipients.
What Can You Do to Encourage a Rewarding Caregiving Bond?
There are steps you can take to help a new caregiver feel welcomed in a senior loved one’s home and start the relationship off on the right foot. For instance:
Give the caregiver a tour of the home, pointing out any noteworthy items such as the closet with cleaning supplies, emergency contact information, medicine cabinet, etc. Do not be concerned about over-explaining details that are important to your parent. If they like their sandwiches lightly toasted, always watch a specific game show at 11 am, and enjoy a walk to visit with neighbors after breakfast, let the caregiver know. Remember that your feedback is very important – both positive and negative. Reach out to our office and let us know about anything the caregiver is doing especially well, or anything you would like to see done in another way. We’re happy when you’re happy! We work hard to make sure each person’s needs are fully met, and that includes incorporating changes when necessary.
About Our Caregivers
We want you to be able to relax and have the confidence in knowing a family member is in the absolute best hands with our caregiving services. Each of our caregivers has been extensively interviewed, background checked, and trained. They are also carefully matched to each individual in their care based on likes, dislikes, personality type, and more. Each member of our team is someone we would thoroughly trust caring for our own loved ones. And if at any time, for any reason, you’d like to request a different caregiver, we will honor that request; no questions asked.
Contact Us to Learn More
Although the transition can be tough, know that your loved one’s caregiver will be providing enhanced opportunities for socialization, safety, and enjoyment in life, offering you much-needed peace of mind. For more information about our in-home care services in Davie, Coconut Creek, Fort Lauderdale, and the surrounding areas, contact us any time at 954-486-6440.