Convincing a Loved One to Look into Veterans Care Doesn’t Have to be a Solitary Endeavor

Veterans Aid and Attendance

You may be worried about your aging mother living alone, especially since she is calling on you for assistance regularly now. Maybe it started out as something minor, such as stopping over after work one day to help her change a light bulb or take something out to the garbage.

Over time, though, you became a bit more observant about the challenges she was facing on a regular basis. You knew that senior veteran’s care was something she should seriously consider at this time, but you also had it in your mind that she would shut this idea down as quickly as you could bring it up.

Maybe you tried talking to her about hiring senior home services and were very successful to get her to listen to the reasons why it can be incredibly beneficial.

In most situations, you won’t really have to take this on all by yourself. Even if you are an only child, there are likely other family members or friends of your mother who could be just as concerned about her well-being as you are. Call them up, talk to them about your concerns, and listen to what they may have to say. If her friends have been stopping by to visit her and have noticed the same situations you have, it can help you feel more confident in your resolve to convince her that professional senior care services is the right option at this time.

If her friends, neighbors, or other family members don’t seem to share your concerns, you may need to step back and reevaluate the situation more thoroughly.

That doesn’t mean you are wrong. Even if other people don’t seem to support you in your wishes to make sure your mother is safe and has the right type of support at home, contact Veterans Home Care for help and information. Explain the situation and find out what types of services and assistance that we offer and that could benefit your elderly mother.

You may not have realized you can hire a home care aide for just a few hours a day one or two days a week, if that’s all that’s necessary at this time. That could be one way to help convince your mother this is the right course of action to take now.

When other people agree with you that she should at least consider relying on some type of veterans care, enlist their support in a conference phone call, videoconference call, or if they live close enough to your mother, invite them to meet with her and you to talk about this very important topic. There is strength in numbers.

For more information and to learn about Veterans Aid and Attendance, contact Veteran’s Home Care at (888) 314-6075.

Bonnie Laiderman, CEO

Bonnie Laiderman, founder and president of Veterans Home Care®, has helped more than 16,000 veterans and their spouses receive in-home care through the unique VetAssist® Program. Started in 2003 as a one-woman operation, Bonnie has overseen the growth of the company to become one of the largest women-owned companies in the St. Louis Metro Region. Veterans Home Care has also earned the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Ethics and Inc. 5000 award of fastest growing companies six times. Now with offices coast-to-coast, Veterans Home Care serves our veterans in 44 states throughout the country.