Cooperating with Your Aging Parents’ Senior Care Providers in La Grange, IL to Make Them Feel More at Home and You More Involved

Senior health care services can be an incredible resource if you are providing primary care for your aging loved one. A senior care provider can be your greatest ally in making sure that your aging loved one enjoys a high quality of life while also managing his physical, medical and mental needs on a daily basis. For many adult children arranging for senior care for their aging parents, however, it can feel as though they are relinquishing their involvement in the care and ongoing support of their parents. This absolutely does not have to be the situation. Establishing a senior care plan for your aging parent is not about giving up your rights as that senior’s child or taking yourself out of providing for his ongoing health and happiness. Instead, you are providing yourself with the support that you need to be the best caregiver that you can while you are available, and ensuring that your aging parent has the care and assistance that he needs when you are involved with other things.


The best way to make sure that your aging parents continue to feel at home with their senior care plan, and to make you feel involved in the support of their health and well-being is for you to cooperate closely with their senior care providers. Remember, senior home services are not about nursing care, and they do not make the choices for your parents. You are still the most important aspect of your parents ongoing care, and cooperating with a care provider is about making your desires and the desires of your parents regarding their care known so that they can be respected in the implementation of a particular senior care provider’s care plan.


Don’t hesitate to arrange a meeting with your parents’ caregiver on a weekly basis. This type of meeting is the perfect opportunity for you to stay up-to-date on how your parents are doing, and in touch with the type of care that the provider is offering. Take this opportunity to discuss any concerns that you may have, give direction as to what you would like the senior care provider to do with your parents during the week, listen to any concerns that the provider may have and cooperate in the continuous evolution of your parents’ senior care plan.

For Senior Care Services in La Grange, IL call 708-761-4909. Serving La Grange, Oakbrook, Oak Brook Terrace, Brookfield, Westchester, Downers Grove, Berwyn, River Forest, Oak Park, Hinsdale, Chicago and surrounding communities.

About Joan Cisneros LPN

Joan Cisneros is COO and Agency Manager at Private Home Care Services of Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Joan has over 25 years of professional healthcare experience, including Private Duty Home Care, nursing, insurance, case management, training, and operations. Her area of expertise is Alzheimer¹s care, which she knows from both a professional and personal perspective. Her solid capabilities are enhanced by her compassionate approach and her personal mission to help people maintain their independence by providing the best possible home care.