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Comfort Keepers Home Care: How To Get Help For Seniors Who May Not Want Any

At Comfort Keepers Home Care Santa Clarita, guiding adult children on how to go about getting help for a stubborn senior parent who may not be receptive to the idea is a specialty.

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Myles McNamara, president of Comfort Keepers Home Care, regularly hears from adult children who know their parent is cognitively or physically declining, but refuses to accept the services of a professional caregiver.

“The toughest thing that our adult children are facing is when you have to make the paradigm shift or that transition of parenting your parents,” McNamara said. “At some point, we as a family caregiver and an adult child have to say, ‘Well, this is for your best interest.’”

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Though parents may have been professors or even rocket scientists at some point, it’s important for adult children to recognize that they may no longer be making the best decisions for themselves.

“At some point there has to be the revelation that you need help,” McNamara said. “I tell my adult children a lot, ‘I know that’s what Mom wants, but we’ve got to overrule her,’ — and … I say this lovingly.”

Rather than be a “bull in a china shop,” McNamara recommends taking the necessary actions with dignity and respect for their senior parent or loved one.

“There’s a right way and a wrong way to do it, but the end results has to be the same — the decision that is in the best interest of our senior has to be obtained,” he said.

Comfort Keepers Home Care Santa Clarita strives to present themselves as a concierge service that can help with non-medical needs in an effort to maintain a seniors’ dignity and feeling of independence.

“I see it as more of like having a personal valet,” McNamara said. “You’ve worked hard all your life, and now let’s have yourself a butler come in and help with some of the things that you can’t do as efficiently as you used to.”

He continued, “We’re not nurses, we’re not here to take over your life — we’re here to enhance your life. You’re still the boss, but let’s make sure that you don’t break that hip.”

Ed. Note: This article is a KHTS Feature story based on a recent radio interview with Comfort Keepers Home Care Santa Clarita. 

Comfort Keepers Home Care first opened in Santa Clarita in 2001 with the vision of helping seniors age with dignity and independence in their own homes. If you are in search of a trusted and experienced in home caregiver, Santa Clarita seniors and their families need look no further than Comfort Keepers Home Care, Santa Clarita.  With a full range of senior care options that can be tailored to meet each individual’s elder care needs, Comfort Keepers Home Care offers quality home care services Santa Clarita seniors can trust to help them achieve the highest level of quality of life.

Comfort Keepers Home Care Santa Clarita

23900 Lyons Ave

Santa Clarita, CA 91321

(661) 430-6687

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