Coordinating care for a loved one who isn't part of your immediate family can be difficult, especially if there are several people involved in the decisions. There are a few tips to help you with the process so you can be sure to give the best possible care to your family.
Schedule a Meeting
Get the entire family together to talk about a particular family member who needs care. Discuss what needs to be done, why they need to be given additional care, and find out how much everyone wants to be involved. This will ensure the care is given without excluding anyone from the process.
Determine What's Best
You will want to figure out what is best for your loved one. Talk with a doctor to find out what the level of health is and what is recommended for them. Find out what kind of independence your loved one can hold onto without endangering themselves or others. You may be limited in choices based on their level of health.
Consider All Possibilities
There are various possibilities to consider, depending on the involvement of other family members and the senior's health. You may be able to look at adult daycare, caregivers that come to the house, or a residential nursing home. Schedule tours and interviews so that you are well-versed on what each possibility has to offer.
There's a lot of technology that can help you. Keep in touch with a loved one using Skype and other messaging apps. Talk with care providers to find out if they can log their reports online so that you can read what's going on. Even though you may not live where your loved one does, you can still provide care and be involved.
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