How To Provide Fuss-Free Care To Elderly Relatives

Elderly Relatives

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Fuss-Free Care To Elderly Relatives


Looking after your elderly relatives is a way of giving back for all the help and guidance they once gave to you. It’s like the roles reverse as you get older, you become the caregiver for those around you, rather than the receiver of that care. That is of course unless you have children of your own.


Providing care for elderly relatives can come with its own set of challenges. After all, not all elderly relatives want to be helped and some may be more stubborn than others. With that in mind, here are some tips to help provide fuss-free care to your elders.



Ask what they want and be respectful


Check in with them on what it is they want. For some elderly relatives, they might be perfectly fine with minimal help and others may need a more hands-on approach. Some are fiercely independent, whereas others may want help but are too proud to ask for it.


Asking them for their opinion is going to help set up some healthy boundaries. After all, you don’t want to be stepping on their toes or making assumptions. Be respectful of their wishes and don’t pry into their lives if they’ve asked you not to. 


Of course, there may come a point where that care is critically needed, at which point stepping across those boundaries might be necessary. 

Provide whatever relevant care possible


Not everyone is readily available to provide the same level of care that others do when it comes to their relatives. Some have their own lives that are already too busy to cater to extra help needed by some elderly relatives. 


With that being said, whatever amount or level of care you can provide is going to be greatly appreciated by those who need it. It should also be mentioned that one shouldn’t feel guilty for not being able to offer more help.

Set up safety nets and emergency plans


When it comes to providing fuss-free care to elderly relatives, setting up safety nets and emergency plans is useful. It can provide a plan should the worst happen or should a care option fall through. Having a backup is important, especially with elderly relatives who may be relying on care from others on a regular basis.


It can rest your mind to know that the care is still there, should something go unplanned.

Seek out mobile services


Medical mobile services might be needed for those who are still living independently but need a bit of assistance. It’s not something that everyone will need but it is still something to be aware of and utilize for those who might need it for their elders.

Don’t strip them of their independence too early


Finally and most importantly, try not to strip them of their independence too early. The last thing you want is to have them resent you for taking away their independence too soon. 


With this all in mind, providing fuss-free care to elderly relatives is something that can help those who need it.

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.