In relationships, trust is a HUGE deal. If you don’t trust the person you’re with, you won’t share your deepest secrets or reveal your weaknesses to him or her. You’ll always be withholding a part of yourself from the relationship. For Woodside seniors with disability care needs, trust is a key element to ensuring that they have a good relationship with their caregiver(s) as well.
Healthy relationships are based on trust: Disability care for Woodside seniorsHopefully, this post will give you a deeper understanding of the importance of trust between you, your senior and his or her caregiver. Truly, a disability care provider becomes a partner with you and the family to help your aging loved one live the best life possible. That partnership doesn’t work when communication is broken. Here’s a couple of reasons why trust is important between Woodside caregivers and family members.
You don’t want just anyone to come into your home. As part of their job, disability care providers will be entering the home of your Woodside senior to assist him or her daily / weekly / occasional needs. Home is a sanctuary from the everyday world. It should be a place where only trusted people are allowed to enter…and especially so for the homes of vulnerable seniors! As J.R. Miller eloquently states,
“A true home is one of the most sacred of places. It is a sanctuary into which men flee from the world’s perils and alarms. It is a resting-place to which at close of day the weary retire to gather new strength for the battle and toils of tomorrow. It is the place where love learns its lessons, where life is schooled into discipline and strength, where character is molded.”1
In addition, Woodside caregivers can provide grocery shopping and meal preparation assistance for seniors. This means that disability care providers are being trusted with what goes into your senior’s mouth! A good caregiver will be honest and trustworthy in this regard and seek the best for those under his or her care. NuevaCare offers Family Room technology for families receiving help from its caregivers. This allows family members to check in on the care that their senior is getting and know what’s going on. NuevaCare wants you and your Woodside senior to trust our disability care team.
Finally, caregivers can set the barometer for the emotional well-being of your Woodside senior. A caregiver is often a primary way that seniors living at home experience the outside world. Good disability care providers will seek to build up seniors and provide a positive environment where seniors feel secure about themselves. A trustworthy caregiver sees a senior at his or her most vulnerable and still cares.
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