As a family caregiver, a tremendous amount of time, energy, and effort is put into giving your loved ones the care that they need. Because of this it can be extremely frustrating and upsetting to encounter an uncooperative attitude from them.
The ways detailed below will help you to deal with this effectively will help to ensure that they get the care that they need whilst also protecting your own mental and emotional health.
Confront their emotions.
The need to receive care can be extremely stressful and upsetting for an older person and that might be the origin of their frustration. Talk to them about their emotions and help them to work through them so that you can come together to focus on improving your care around their needs.
Remind yourself that you are doing the right thing.
Your goal is to make sure the care that they need to stay healthy, comfortable, happy, and safe as they age is in place. Even if the older person is feeling uncooperative, remind yourself that you are doing what you need to do to achieve your care goal.
It is easy to get overwhelmed when you are dealing with an uncooperative older person. But be willing to ask for help and accept it. This can ease the frustration and help deal with the resistance. It also gives you a chance to ease your stress and maintain your health.
We are here to help.
If you have been looking for ways of improving your parent’s quality of life, diversify their care, and give them the lifestyle that you know they deserve, starting home care for them may be the ideal solution.
Here at Rivergarden Homecare, in addition to creating a personalised approach to their care that supports their physical challenges and needs, we give them companionship and social engagement that keeps their mental and emotional health at its best.
This can be particularly valuable to you if your parent has been uncooperative in the care that you have been trying to give to them. Often, they resist care because of emotional challenges or feeling uncomfortable with the idea of their adult child caring for them.
Knowing that your parent has an experienced, empathetic homecare provider with them can give you peace of mind that they are still safe and healthy.