Del Mar Caregivers, Senior Care Agency Supports Effective Communication Month

Firstat Nursing Services, a Del Mar Home Caregiver Agency supports seniors by publishing “Tips for Communicating with Senior Loved Ones.”

Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services says, “Talking and listening to senior members of the family allows them to feel connected. It also helps validate their feelings, concerns and ideas.”

Here are three ways to create more effective communication with senior loved ones in the family.

Ask Questions to Learn More About Elderly Loved Ones – People are often amazed about the kinds of information that seniors share with their Del Mar Caregivers. Too often, young children, and even adult children of senior citizens, forget that the elderly people in their lives were once young, active and vital. 

Seniors had lives and experiences that younger members of the family may have only read about. Talking to a home health provider who is engaged with seniors on a daily basis can add extra insight as to what the elderly member of the family likes to talk about and what they don’t. 

Get Added Help to Keep Seniors Mentally Active - Having a health care provider bridge the gap between distant relatives or family members can help the senior remain mentally and socially active. A health care provider has the skills to understand what elderly clients have lived through. They can also help the senior get out and talk with community members, friends and local relatives in a safe and peaceful environment.

Be Patient with Senior Loved Ones – Old age does not mean elderly loved ones in the family do not have much to offer. It is often the case that it may take them a little longer to express what they have to say. Empathize with them, and take a moment to consider how physical limitations may make it more difficult to participate. 

Don’t leave elderly family members out of family activities whenever possible. Including them as part of a team is a big part of healthy communication, and making them feel like they are valuable members of the family. When family members are uncertain about how a senior will be able to handle certain gatherings or conversations, it can be helpful to speak with their health care nurse. Speaking with a professional caregiver can provide insight into how they might handle situations or get-togethers.

People wanting to learn more about Firstat Nursing Services are encouraged to call 619-220-7600 or visit http://firstatofsandiego.com to get a copy of this free guide, Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider.

About Firstat Nursing Services
Linnea Goodrich is the owner of Firstat Nursing Services, which is the only Home Care Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer's Association. Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health and home care services for elderly, disabled and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997.  

To learn more about in-home care, pick up a copy of this free guide, "Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," Just Call ☎ 619-220-7600 or go to: http://firstatofsandiego.com

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