When a Parent Refuses to Accept You as a Caregiver in Zionsville, IN

Your mother had a stroke and the doctors have recommended that she have an in home care provider to ensure that she makes a full recovery. You’ve mentioned that you could certainly take on this role as a caregiver, but your mother turned around and said that she doesn’t want that. She would rather hire professional home care providers.

While this can sting, there are probably a number of reasons why your mother might not want you to be her primary caregiver, so try not to take it too personally, at least until you know the reasons why. For one thing, your mother may know that a professional in home care provider would have the experience that she may need in order to remain safe and comfortable in her home.

Caregiver in Zionsville, INWhen a person needs a high level of care, sometimes the difference between great care and care that could lead to having to take a trip back to the doctor, or worse, to the hospital, could be the experience that the caregiver has. In home care providers are generally trained to know just what to look for and how to manage care for elderly patients who are recovering from stroke, heart attack, surgery, or any other physical condition. Most family caregivers need to learn about these methods as they provide the care, which can lead to major problems and complications.

You should also understand that your mother is likely not denying you as her caregiver because she doesn’t love you or that she doesn’t trust you. You need to sit down and listen to what she has to say about the topic before you begin to make assumptions about all of this.

Your mother’s care should be the most important thing to you. That means that if you knew that you couldn’t provide the right level of care for her, then you would step aside and even encourage her to hire an in home care provider, even if she didn’t want to. What do you think her reaction would be if that were to happen? She might be hurt and take it personally. So what would you try to tell her?

You see, when a parent refuses to allow their child to be their primary caregiver, it doesn’t mean it’s something personal but rather than she may very well be thinking about both her and your overall well-being and understands that a professional in home care provider is the right option.

The caregivers at Great Care are available to talk with you and your family about all of your senior care needs. Great Care is an elder care agency providing quality and affordable caregiver services in Zionsville, IN and the surrounding areas. Call (317) 595-9933 for more information.

About Julie Sullivan

Julie Sullivan is the Owner at GreatCare of Indianapolis IN.
GreatCare is a licensed, personal services agency, providing in-home care services to the Indianapolis, Indiana and surrounding areas. We serve the personal health and daily care needs of seniors or individuals who prefer to stay at home, but require assistance with everyday activities, such as dressing, personal hygiene, meal preparation, laundry or errands. Our team of certified nurse aids and home health aids can provide you with personalized, in-home care services to meet your needs, including:
Daytime hourly in-home care
Temporary or post-hospital respite care
24-hour, around-the-clock home care
Morning and evening care
Overnight / Slumber care
In addition, we offer our Care Compass service, to assist in setting the course for the next stage in your loved ones life. We guide you through the currents of aging, and help you find your true north. Our licensed nurses, with experience in hospice and geriatric care, will help guide you through the complex and often sensitive journey of selecting an in-home care service, and will provide a smooth transition to a new way of life for your loved one, without the anxiety and fear.

Our current nursing and management team has more than 75 years of combined experience in the home healthcare services industry. All of our caregivers are bonded, insured and screened thoroughly, so you know you’ll be receiving the greatest care possible. That’s why we stand by our mission: to deliver the same, quality care we expect for ourselves and our loved ones.