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The holidays are right around the corner and while they represent a time of love and caring, it’s also an ideal time to have family discussions as the entire family is typically present.

The holidays are right around the corner and while they represent a time of love and caring, it’s also an ideal time to have family discussions as the entire family is typically present.

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    • Holiday Season and Health-Related Family Meetings
    • The holidays are right around the corner and while they represent atime of love and caring, it’s also an ideal time to have family discussionsas the entire family is typically present.
    • One common topic for families is the decision process surroundingcaring for a loved one. It’s not an easy decision to place a loved one in anursing home or request homecare assistance, and Sharon RothMaguire, a geriatric nurse practitioner and Vice President of Quality andClinical Operations for BrightStar Care®, prepared tips to help familieslead successful discussions.
    • “You may have a hunch that a loved one needs additional assistance,but it can be difficult to come to terms with the fact and they mightresist as well,” says Maguire. “Ultimately, having the conversation earlyand efficiently is best. We know it can be uncomfortable so we’ve puttogether a few helpful tips and techniques for assisting the process.”
    • Get prepared: Where do you start and what questions need to beasked? This isn’t a conversation you want to be unprepared for. Thereare resources available to help assist the process.
    • CareTogether features nine Task List templates that can help youprepare for your meeting. The pre-populated task lists include a homesafety checklist, tips for interviewing a new caregiver, creating anemergency contact list and a family caregiver questionnaire.
    • Assess Needs: In addition, it’s important to recognize what physicaland mental deficits your loved one currently has. Will your loved oneneed hands-on care or someone to fill a companion role? Does yourloved one require skilled medical assistance or specialized care such ashospice care or mobility needs? Evaluate exactly what you are lookingfor and be prepared to discuss details.
    • Know Your Options: Do not assume that a nursing home is the onlyoption. With homecare providers, community programs and assistedliving facilities, there are various degrees of care that offer flexibilityand independence for your loved one.
    • Communicate Openly: Listen to your loved one and family membersinvolved in the conversation and be respectful. The decision to place aloved one in a nursing home or require additional aid can be difficult toembrace. Keep communication open and make sure everyone involved inthe care process can openly discuss their needs, emotions and evenfrustrations effectively. Although it may be difficult to talk openly, it cangreatly relieve stress.
    • Give the gift of support this Holiday Season: BrightStar Care® is hereto help take the stress out of this busy time, so you and your family canenjoy the wonders of the Holidays and a happy and healthy New Year.Call BrightStar® to Hire an Elf® this season. We can help with care forvisiting relatives to putting up holiday decorations to assisting the busyfamily caregiver.
    • Find Quality Care Now Locate a BrightStar Near You!Find a location in the USFind a location in Canada