There are going to be plenty of times when you might feel uncomfortable about certain things that occur with home care services. One of the most significant issues that some family members have when their loved one requires a professional in-home care provider happens to do with using the bathroom.
There are many intimate moments in a person’s life that are usually associated with privacy. Going to the bathroom is one of them. So what happens when families or family members feel uncomfortable with the type of work that home care services has to do for the elderly loved one?
It depends on the type of family dynamic as well as the individual. Some individuals will be able to understand that this is the best thing for their loved one. Others may feel that it is an intrusion on privacy and will demand that the in-home care provider keep his or her distance from their loved one when they use facilities.
However, if the elderly patient cannot get down onto the toilet or stand back up on his or her own, then it is absolutely essential that he or she get the proper assistance in order to be safe while using the bathroom.
Some family members may not feel as though this is a very important service for their loved one and may make unreasonable demands of the in-home care provider. If the in-home care provider does not stop assisting the elderly patient (because the patient absolutely needs assistance), then the family members may try to replace the caregiver with another in-home care provider.
This is only going to create a more uncomfortable situation for the patient. When an individual becomes accustomed to working with one in-home care provider, and they have to accept another caregiver in their place, it will continue to add stress to the patient and if he or she does not get the proper level of support where it is needed most, it can not only pose a potentially dangerous situation, it can also reduce the effectiveness of home care services for them.
If you or anyone in your family feels uncomfortable with some of the services that a home care provider offers to your elderly loved one, determine how important that service is to your elderly loved one and if it is vital to their health and safety, accept the fact that it is necessary. If you still can’t accept this, then you need to find a way to separate yourself from the situation.
Remember, home care services is a professional service that is designed to help keep your loved one safe and comfortable at home.