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The First Step Toward Choosing Live-in Care for Seniors

Live-in Care for Seniors in Fairfield, NJ

Live-in Care for SeniorsYou may be completely convinced that your father, who is 84 years old and living alone, needs around-the-clock care. Maybe he agreed to rely on home care aide or a series of them throughout the week, but now you know that live in care for seniors is something that needs to be discussed.

It’s easy to assume, as a family member, especially an adult child, that you know exactly what your father wants or needs at this juncture in his life, but there is one important first step every single family member should take when looking into live in care for seniors.

Discuss this with the senior.

Many family members provide support and care for their aging loved ones as they deal with a number of physical limitations and health emergencies. Whether your father has difficulty getting up and down stairs, doesn’t really know his way around the kitchen, or is dealing with the recovery process of a heart attack, stroke, or other serious medical condition, he still has every right to determine the course of his care.

You need to sit down and discuss the prospect of hiring a live-in caregiver. He may be adamantly against this idea, especially if he’s used to living alone for many years. He may be uncomfortable because of various myths and misconceptions he’s had about home care.

The first step is to sit down and talk about your concerns and why you feel hiring a live in caregiver is the best option right now. He may wonder why you can’t be there for him when he needs you. That’s when you need to talk about his getting up in the middle of the night and the risk that puts him at, especially if he has fallen in the past or you’ve noticed serious changes in his physical capabilities.

If he is totally against the entire notion of live-in home care, you need to respect that at the time being. That doesn’t mean you can’t discuss it further in the future. In fact, the sooner you begin talking to him more fervently about this, the better it’s going to be for him if there are serious safety issues at issue.

If he refuses right now, contact a home care agency and discuss live in care. Find out everything that these caregivers provide, their experience level, the support they get from the agency, and most importantly the benefits they offer each elderly client they have. Then you can go back and revisit this conversation in a few days or a week.

For live-in care in Fairfield, NJ, call ComForCare Senior Service at 973-287-4718. Serving Caldwell, Clifton, Montclair, Bloomfield, Nutley, Verona, Little Falls, Cedar Grove, Totowa, Essex Fells, Roseland, Glen Ridge, West Paterson, Fairfield, Passaic, Belleville.

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Zack Demopoulos

Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos are the Owners of ComForcare Senior Services of Fairfield, NJ.
Whether it’s in business or in life, finding the right partner is vital to the success of any union.Fortunately, Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos have found the perfect counterparts in each other.After 21 years of marriage, the couple decided to join forces in a new way with ComForcare.Zack had over two decades in healthcare at Warner-Lambert and Pfizer, and Phyllis was a stay-at-home mom of three and former Estée Lauder trainer.Their strong family values and personal experience with helping relatives who required continuous assistance led them to a business
centered on providing top-notch care to those needing it most. ComForcare is committed to providing caregiving, resources and education to families in Northern Essex and Southern Passaic counties.

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