So, it’s time for your loved one to see a doctor but they refuse to go. Many caregivers have been in this situation before. It’s frustrating to knowing that your loved one doesn’t want to take care of their health needs. It can even begin to have a negative impact on your relationship.
So, what can we do to help our loved one’s get to the doctor office?
One tactic is to express your worry to them. Explain to your loved one that you are concerned with their health and want to get them help because you love them. You can also offer to go with them to the appointment for support.
When conversing, try not to sound like your nagging your loved one. Nobody likes that. Realize that your loved one is an adult and should be treated as such. Accept your role as a family caregiver and not as your loved one’s parent.
If all this fails, then consider getting in contact with a local care manager. They are trained in difficult situations like this. Care managers know that tricks and techniques to get your loved one to comply with health care needs. Additionally, sometimes hearing advice from a professional sinks in more than if it came from a friend or family member.
To learn more or to speak with us here at the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center, feel free to call us at (561) 588-4545 .