About Me

Helping A Relative Accept Personal Care At Home When my mother's health deteriorated, I knew she needed some help getting dressed, bathing and keeping up with personal hygiene. When we began looking at care options, she was adamant that she remained as independent as possible, so we opted for home health care. This was a challenging time for my mother, as she found it difficult to accept that she now needed help with personal care, and she felt embarrassed when care staff helped her with personal hygiene tasks. She has now adjusted and sees the benefit to her quality of life of having assistance with her personal care. I started this blog to share what I learned about supporting a relative as they come to terms with their changing care needs. I hope you find my blog useful.