ARTICLES / General / Fighting
Resistance From Seniors /
Realize that they are more than likely
not going to be happy about the situation, and focus on
maintaining the quality of care. They may not look
forward to having someone bathe them and cook for them,
but you can see a difference in their care and let the
senior in time grow accustom to the change.
Do not make the situation entirely about them, instead
allow them to see it through your eyes to get an idea
the work you put forth. Tell them the stress and
workload you face and their understanding and
willingness to resist you in the future may be lessened.
They will look at it as an opportunity to help you in
the process of them receiving the aid.
Work up to changing your loved one’s life and do not
suddenly start changing everything they have grown
accustomed to over the years. Alert them to any fears
you may have, prepare them for any changes, and be as
calm and positive as possible to reassure them it is for
Plan ahead in case of a sudden decline in health or
hospitalization, because it is at these moments where
you may face little resistance and can alter their daily
care in the manner you see appropriate.