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RightConversations: 10 Tips From Right at Home Australia

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As we begin another year, cast your thoughts to your ageing loved ones. How are they doing? Are they still able to drive safely, dress properly, prepare meals without accidentally leaving appliances on? How is their general mobility? Do they look like they are in pain? 

These are all incredibly important questions to ask yourself if you have ageing relatives. Having 'the conversation' with your ageing loved ones can be tricky and can often make them feel that they are being forced to become dependent, when in fact some support at home can re-ignite their independence. 

RightConversations™ is a practical guide written by Right at Home for families with ageing relatives, offering realistic tips for effective communication about family caregiving and the support required.

Tip 1: Gather Accurate, Relevant Information 

Tip 2: Determine the Level of Concern Warranted 

Tip 3: Review the Facts and Avoid Personal Biases 

Tip 4: Where Possible Involve Siblings 

Tip 5: Plan the Conversation 

Tip 6: Create a Positive Conversation.  

Tip 7: Be Aware of Differences in Communication Styles 

Tip 8: Understand Why Your Loved One May Withhold Information 

Tip 9: Do Not Make Your Loved One Feel Ambushed 

Tip 10: What to Do if Your Loved One Says “No” 

If you would like any advice on how to talk to an ageing loved one about receiving old age care in the form of homecare and support to ensure they can remain independent in their home and age in place, please don’t hesitate to contact your local office. Right at Home's mission is to provide support that "improves the quality of life for those we serve".  Right at Home is an approved provider of home care packages and through these packages, delivers government funded care to the elderly in their own home. We also provide senior's care to private pay elderly clients and care for adults at home living with a disability who are self funded or who are NDIS participants. Our care services include Companionship, Socialisation, Domestic Assistance & Transport; personal care; nursing care; wellness; managed live-in care and 24 hr caretransitional and post-operative care; respite care for family carers; and care for special care situations.

Find out more about our how we care on our website – a rich source of information on all things homecare and support.

Alternatively, you can fill in our form to contact your closest Right at Home office and claim your free consultation to see how we can help you and your family.  


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Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget. 

Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government approved, home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained, and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one. 

To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website. 

Right at Home Offices in Australia: Adelaide Central; Brisbane Bayside; Brisbane North; Brisbane South; Brisbane West; Central Queensland & Wide Bay; Darling Downs; Far North Queensland; Gold Coast North; Gold Coast South; Greater Logan; Mackay; Moreton Bay Region; Noosa, Gympie & Hinterland; Sunshine Coast; Townsville; Central West New South Wales; Gosford; Hunter & Port Stephens; Macarthur Penrith; Newcastle; Northern Rivers; Padstow St George; Southern NSW; Sydney Central & Eastern Suburbs; Sydney Inner West; Sydney Liverpool; Sydney Lower North Shore; Sydney Norwest; Sydney Northern Beaches; Sydney Parramatta; Sydney Ryde; Sydney The Hills; Sydney Upper North Shore; Kalgoorlie Wheatbelt; Perth Como; Perth Midland; Perth Northern Suburbs; Perth West Coast; Southwest Victoria 

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