Much too often, Arcadia Home Care gets phoned by families in crisis. A minor health issue, a bad winter storm, or sudden demands at work push family caregivers beyond what can be expected from them. We are glad to respond in such situations, often within 24 hours. But how much better to avoid such disasters and start a conversation now!So often, Arcadia meets adult children who are convinced their mom or dad will never accept assistance or even address the issue. This belief prevents possibility. And the opportunity is all that needs to be created. The elderly parent needs to sense that it is possible to maintain independence and dignity while still accepting that she can’t manage all that is required to remain home safely with a high quality of life.Just because mom or dad “shut you down” when you carefully suggested that home care services provide support doesn’t mean others can’t open the door. Sometimes it takes an objective outsider to present a range of options. It is often easier for an outsider to help elderly parents embrace the possibility of preserving their freedom while accepting home care support.We are glad to help you start the conversation with your parents that can improve their lives — and yours! Don’t hesitate to call us to arrange a time to meet. Our caregivers can assist with personal grooming and physical activity, as well as provide emotional support and companionship. Call (416) 977 0050 ext 1 to speak with a compassionate Care Manager and schedule a free in-home consultation.