Talking to a loved one about home healthcare and the many alternatives can be a very difficult task. They don’t want to accept the reality, but as a concerned loving family member, you know that this conversation needs to happen before it’s too late.

You may ask yourself many questions. How do I start this difficult conversation? How am I able to weigh in without making them feel like I am pushing them to do something they don’t want to do? When is it the right time to start to talk about this?

After a lot of research, we at TLC Companions want YOU to know we are here for you. Here is a list of important topics to discuss:

What if…
Household bills not paid up?
Household repairs and yard maintenance unkept?
Driving issues?
Meal preparation?
Declining Personal hygiene?
Losing track of medications?
Isolation?
Walking unsteady?
Not making sound decisions?

TLC Companions can help! We are trained and trusted individuals who will guide you in facilitating a conversation with your loved ones. We can pilot you on how to introduce the appropriate topics to make sure your family members are properly cared for; when it is needed.

This is Part 1 of a 3 part series. Please share this article with individuals who you feel could benefit from learning how to begin this tough conversation.