What Should an Elder Care Provider Know About Your Aging Parent?

Elder Care in Glendale AZ

As a family caregiver you are always trying to find ways to ensure that you are giving your elderly loved one the level of care, support, and encouragement that they need to live the highest quality of care possible. Even if you are able to give your parent a considerable amount of the care that they need, you may find that your parent would benefit from the additional care and assistance of an elder care provider. An elderly home care services provider can be a fantastic supplement to the care that you give to your loved one to ensure that they not only get the physical support and assistance that will help them to manage their challenges and limitations, but also emotional support and companionship. This helps to keep their mental, emotional, and cognitive health at its best.

When you hire an elderly home care services provider for your aging parent, it is essential that you give that provider all of the information that they might need in order for them to provide your parent with the highest level of care possible. It is important to remember that is care provider’s goal is to give your loved one highly personalized care tailored to them as individuals. This means not only addressing their challenges and needs, but also their personality, goals, beliefs, and lifestyle. This helps to ensure that your parent will stay as active, engaged, and independent as possible as they age in place.


Some of the things that your aging parent should know about your parent when getting started on their care journey include:

  • The reasons you started care for them. One of the best ways that you can help an elder care provider give your parent the best care possible is telling them why you started care in the first place. This care provider is a professional and will be able to take your motivations for starting care and interpret them into a personalized set of services just for them
  • Specific challenges and limitations. Detail with this care provider the challenges and limitations that your parent suffers. These may be the reason that you wanted to start care for them, or they may be in addition to other motivations. Giving them as much information as you can will help them to ensure that they give your parent all of the care that they need
  • Allergies. If your parent suffers from any sort of allergies, make sure that the care provider knows. This includes allergies to foods, medications, topical issues, and environmental factors. It is important that this care provider is aware of these allergies so that they can help your parent to avoid these, as well as be prepared just in case they do come into contact with them
  • Their current routine. Routine and predictability are valuable concepts for elderly adults. This is especially true if they are suffering from cognitive challenges such as Alzheimer’s disease. If your parent has any form of routine already, even if it is just a basic idea of a routine, make sure that you share this routine with the care provider so that they can maintain it as much as possible.

If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Glendale, AZ, contact the caring staff at Elite Senior Homecare Services at (623) 285-6397. Quality Home Care & Assisted Living Placement Service in Sun City West, Peoria, Surprise and the surrounding areas.


Joseph Njenga, CEO

I am excited to be the CEO of Elite Senior Homecare Services mission in serving our wonderful seniors. I started my career as a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked in that capacity for several years. I decided to go back to school to pursue Licensed Practical Nurse. I have worked with seniors in Rehabilitation Centers, Long term Care Centers and Special Care Units for seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. I have also worked with residents with Traumatic Brain Injury and stroke in group homes and as an administrator of assisted Living facilities. At Elite Senior Home Care Services, we are committed to giving our esteemed clients quality care to allow them to live in their homes for as long as possible. Our dedicated team of care managers, compassionate and professional caregivers will be happy to care for your loved one.