Senior Care Resources

Helping Seniors Overcome Resistance to Care

Helping Seniors Overcome Resistance to Care

It’s not uncommon for seniors to feel resistant toward the idea of receiving home care - and if we put ourselves in their shoes, we can surely understand this feeling. Few of us would be elated by the idea of welcoming a person we hardly know into our homes (perhaps every day, or even overnight), giving up the privacy of a space that was once solely ours, dealing with changes to our established routines, and coming to the realization that the independence we’ve enjoyed throughout our adult years is diminishing.

None of these changes are necessarily easy, but they can be made easier by approaching your senior loved one’s resistance to care from a place of sympathy, and using the following methods to facilitate a smooth transition from their current routines to routines they will share with a caregiver.

Senior Care Directory | NYC

Senior Care Directory | NYC

A highlight of being a New York City resident is the access to a plethora of health care programs, facilities and assistance provided by the government and nonprofit organizations. For senior New Yorkers in particular, there exists a wealth of facilities, programs, events and legislative advocacy. The only problem with NYC’s extensive services for seniors may be that there is so much available that it can seem bewildering, but there are also services to help you navigate it all with ease.