As it is obvious to get aches and immobility in the old age so your parents can also be one of such patients who become unable to perform their normal activities due to chronic hip or knee pain. These painful joints not only snatch their freedom their capability and mobility to perform activities also make them frustrated. Thus you older parents need your care and attention to get out of this painful condition. You can play positive role in their lives as you can help them to choose the surgical treatments to get rid of joint pain as it may be possible that their fear f surgery and little knowledge about the replacements can stop them for choosing the surgical joint replacement option, so you can educate them and prepare them mentally for the minimally invasive procedure like hip or knee replacement.
While talking to your parents about joint replacements you should keep some points in your mind as follows
Our supportive role can help your older parents as you can make them feel that you are there for their support and your supportive and encouraging words can improve the situation. Moreover, your company and support while going to the doctor’s clinic can also give them encouragement to choose the treatments like joint replacements. Even your parents would also need your support during the recovery period after the surgery. you must keep one thing in mind that while giving them support in their painful condition you should not let them feel that they are like a useless burden on you as this feeling can break them from inside and they will not be ready for the replacement surgery.
Have some patience
It is possible that your parents will say no for the surgical replacements as they think that the surgery can be overwhelming and even cannot improve their condition so you need to have some patience to help your parents in this situation. You can educate your parents and can give them knowledge about the joint replacements and the results of these procedures. You can tell them about the advancements in this replacement industry that are very helpful in giving noninvasive and optimized results in the lesser recovery period.
Be encouraging and honest
It can be difficult for you to navigate conversations with your older parents especially when it comes about their health but your positive and motivating role can help them to understand about the effectiveness of replacement procedures. You can encourage them and honestly can discuss with them about the expected results of joint replacement surgery and even can tell about how benefits of surgery can outweigh the potential risks and complications so that they can take the decision in the favor of surgical treatments