Support from Other Veterans Might Convince Dad to Think about Home Care

Veterans Home Care Visits

Trying to convince your elderly father who is a veteran of the Marines to consider home care at this point in his life may be difficult, to say the least. He may be a ‘headstrong’ or ‘stubborn’ man, according to you and the rest of your family, and while that may be true to some degree, there may very well be certain reasons why he doesn’t seek help on a regular or consistent basis.

Veterans can benefit from home care as they get older and begin struggling with their own basic needs. However, for many of these aging veterans, asking for or relying on assistance is not likely something they are readily comfortable dealing with.

You may be trying to talk to your father about the prospect of hiring home care services, and if you’re having a difficult time getting the conversation started, you may basically decide to drop the topic altogether, at least for a while or until he has gotten into a situation he can’t help himself out of.

How to help your father realize the benefits of home care.

Your father likely is friends with other veterans, maybe even of all different age groups. He may actually know a number of elderly veterans who have received some type of support and assistance through home care services in the past. He may not know very much about the care these individuals received from home care, and if that’s the case, they may actually be instrumental in helping to at least convince your father to think about the prospect of home care as an option for him.

By enlisting the support and assistance of other aging veterans who have previously relied on home care assistance, they can shed light on the reality of this option. Once your father realizes the benefits of home care, he may begin talking about it further with you. If that happens, you need to make sure you fully understand all of the benefits home care services can offer your father at this time.

For more information and to learn about veterans home care visits, 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.