Seniors who Refuse Care Articles
Why Old People Refuse Help
Older adults often refuse help from their grown children—even when they really need it. Recent research sheds light on why it's tricky to get a parent to accept help.18 Comments
Senior Living Tours: What to Do When an Elder Refuses to Get out of the Car
Often caregivers manage to convince their aging loved ones to tour a long-term care facility, only to find that upon arrival they won't budge from the car. Use these tips to empathize with your parent and encourage them to give senior housing a chance.5 Comments
A Geriatrician’s Take on Elders Who Refuse to Go to the Doctor
Fear, denial, thriftiness, distrust, and embarrassment are common reasons why seniors avoid doctor’s appointments. Fortunately, there are strategies caregivers can use to ensure aging loved ones receive the medical care they need.7 Comments
Coping with Elders Who Won’t Accept In-Home Caregivers
Families hire home care to provide respite and quality care for seniors, but what is a caregiver to do when their loved one refuses to cooperate with this new addition to their care plan?63 Comments
With Alzheimer's, Denial Isn't Always What it Seems
It's a common caregiver lament that a loved one with dementia is "in denial" about their disease. But it may not always be denial that's preventing a person with Alzheimer's from recognizing their impairment.6 Comments
Handling Controlling Elderly Parents
If you're caring for a senior who tries to take charge of everything and everyone around them, use these tips to help you handle their overbearing behavior while maintaining your own physical and mental health.161 Comments
How Do I Get Dad Out of His Cluttered, Unsafe Home?
The task of getting an elderly relative out of a cluttered, filthy, unsafe home is never easy. Here are some tips for caregivers and family to make the process more successful.33 Comments
My Loved One Isn’t Safe Living Alone Anymore—Now What?
Making care decisions for aging parents is never easy. Use these tips to work with your aging loved ones and devise a plan that balances their safety and independence and gives you added peace of mind.58 Comments
How to Convince a Resistant Elder to Attend Adult Day Care
Adult day care can be a lifesaver for a stressed out caregiver, but sometimes, an elderly parent resists attending. Here are some tips to help caregivers and seniors discover the tremendous value of Adult Day Centers.4 Comments
What’s a Caregiver to Do When an Elder Won't Accept Outside Care?
I'm having trouble trying to find respite care for Charlie while I undergo knee replacement surgery. He simply doesn't want to accept outside help.28 Comments
“I’m Not Moving to a Nursing Home!” Responses to 7 Excuses
How to respond when discussing the move to senior living, such as assisting living or nursing homes, with parents who are resistant or refuse to move. – and how to address the 7 most common objections that elders have.12 Comments
What should I do when my elderly mom refuses to go to the doctor?
When your elderly parent refuses and doesn't want to go to the doctor, a caregiver can't physically get them in the car. But there are other tricks.3 Comments
Mom is afraid of everyone who comes to the house. How can I help?
Absolutely! Better yet, make an appointment and take your mom to the doctor, so you can discuss this in-depth with the doctor, because unless you have a durable power of attorney, they will not be able to discuss your mother's health with you over the phone.0 Comments
How to Get a Loved One to Participate in Senior Rehab
Upon discharge from the hospital, seniors often refuse to participate in vital rehabilitation programs. Use these tips to help them stick to their prescribed recovery plan.1 Comment
When Do We Stop Medical Intervention?
Charlie doesn't want to go to the doctor anymore and he refuses to do his rehab. When is it time to stop medical intervention and just try to make our loved ones are as happy and comfortable as possible?24 Comments
How Home Care Agencies Manage Ethnicity Issues
When a caregiver arrives, some elders see only differences, such as skin color or cultural background. Over time, a professional caregiver’s commitment and consistency translates into trust and can bridge divides in admirable and sometimes surprising ways.4 Comments
How to Handle a Medication Moaner
An elder may have many reasons for not wanting to take the medicines their doctor has prescribed. Here are three common complaints that seniors have about taking their meds and how to handle them.1 Comment
How to Know if Your Aging Parent Needs a Caregiver
When will you know when your aging parents need help? Family members should look for certain warning signs to determine if their elderly parent needs help.15 Comments
Will a psychiatrist do an in-home evaluation for a depressed elder who refuses to go to the doctor?
Depressed, anxious elders are often reluctant to leave their comfort zone, but most doctors won't do an in-home evaluation.0 Comments
Secrets That Elderly Parents Keep From Their Family
From falls to spending habits, and elder abuse to car accidents, there are a range of “secrets” that elders tend to keep from their loved ones. What's are you supposed to do if you find out that your elderly parent is hiding something from the family?8 Comments