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Will My Mom’s Shyness Keep Her From Adjusting to a Caregiver?

For any aging adult, it’s often hard to have caregivers come in and start helping out. Some seniors feel a loss as a stranger comes into their home and starts taking over some of the typical household chores. If your mom is shy, the adjustment to senior home can be even harder. Here are some tips that may help your shy mom adjust to her caregiver.

Remember She Won’t Change Overnight

If your mom is shy, it’s not going to end overnight. Don’t expect her to get past her shyness and willingly welcome a stranger. She’s going to have difficulties adjusting. It’s going to take time. Don’t try to rush her or criticize her when she doesn’t welcome a caregiver with open arms. Be flexible as she acclimates to having a caregiver helping out.

Work On Her Shyness Gradually

It also helps to work on your mom’s shyness, but don’t… Continue reading