August 3, 2023 by Dean Bellefeuille

A senior welcoming a new caregiver into his home with a handshake.

It’s finally time for welcoming a new caregiver into Dad’s home! While this can be an exciting time, it can also bring feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. These feelings are typical and perfectly normal. A little advance planning and preparation for this important milestone will help ensure a comfortable and smooth transition for everyone.

Remember that At Home Independent Living’s expert caregivers are trained and have extensive experience in providing senior care in the home. Their primary goal is to enhance life for the older adults they serve. They do not need or expect to be entertained, something which is surprisingly often a concern for care receivers.

Tips for Welcoming a New Caregiver Into the Home

There are steps you can take to make a caregiver feel welcomed in a senior loved one’s home and start the relationship off on the right foot. For example:

Don’t be concerned about over-explaining details that are important to your parent. If they like their sandwiches a certain way, always watch a certain game show at 11 am, and enjoy a walk to visit with friends after lunch, let the caregiver know.Take the caregiver around the house and point out important items such as the closet with cleaning supplies, emergency contact information, medicine cabinet, etc.Your feedback matters – both positive and negative. Contact our office and let us know about anything the caregiver is doing particularly well, or anything you’d like to see done differently. We’re happy when you are happy! We work tirelessly to make sure each person’s needs are completely met, and that includes incorporating changes when necessary.At Home Independent Living’s Caregivers

We want you to be able to relax and have the confidence in knowing a loved one is in the very best hands with our caregiving services. All of our caregivers have undergone extensive background checks, thorough interviews, and professional training. They’re also carefully matched to each person in their care according to likes, dislikes, personality type, and more. Each of our team members is someone we would thoroughly trust providing care for our own family members. And if at any time, for any reason, you’d like to request a new caregiver, we will honor that request; no questions asked.

Get in Touch Today!

Although the transition might be difficult, know that your loved one’s caregiver will be providing enhanced opportunities for socialization, safety, and enjoyment in life, offering you much-needed peace of mind. To learn more about our in-home care services in Syracuse, Camillus, Clay, and the surrounding areas, contact us any time online or at (315) 579-HOME (4663).