This week, 33 chat participants shared their own personal and professional experiences with managing resistance to care and help, both from the caregiver’s point of view to that of the person needing care or help. From fear and shame, to stubbornness and pride, to generational attitudes and cultural differences, the live Twitter discussion was all about breaking down the barriers to offering and accepting help in times of need.
The following questions took us through the hour:
Q1: Why do older adults resist help and care?
Q2: How can we ensure a caree stays safe when they resist help?
Q3: How can we help move them from resistance to acceptance?
Q4: Why do family caregivers resist help?
Q5: How can we help move them from resistance to acceptance?
Q6: How do we know how much to push a family caregiver to get help and when to back off?
Q7: When have you resisted help?
Q8: How did you finally accept the help?
Check out these highlights:
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Review the wealth of resources, insights and ideas shared here, via the full chat transcript (thanks to @ctffox of The Fox Group for connecting us to this invaluable service). Analytics are available too; click here to see who attended.
Don’t miss our next chat: Wednesday, September 18th at 1pm ET. Please note that we meet only on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in and passionate about eldercare issues can join our chat, anytime. Prior participation is not required, nor is there a need to stay for the full hour.
If the “real-time” frame doesn’t sync with your schedule, or if you feel that your question or idea requires well beyond 140 characters, start a discussion thread on our LinkedIn page or use the #eldercarechat hashtag. The LinkedIn group is also a great place to continue previous discussions, connect with those who share similar interests, or talk about the services that you, or the company you represent, have to offer.