When dealing with seniors at a vulnerable stage in life, sometimes we need to educate the family on the services that they might benefit from. When faced with multiple health concerns and loss of physical or cognitive function seniors, more than ever, need the love and support of family members and caregivers. Today, 80 percent of America’s elderly population prefer to stay at home as they age. This means families are more directly involved now than ever in their loved ones’ care. This being said, it is more important that families be involved and informed about every aspect of their loved ones care. No single individual can adequately handle the responsibilities of care-giving alone — certainly not on top of other work, family and community responsibilities. Seniors often have difficulty expressing their needs, desires, and preferences. To more readily express this their need for someone to advocate for them is essential. Therefore, who is more qualified for this task than the people who know them better than anyone else in the world? If your family chooses to involve outside help in providing your loved one’s care, an in-home care agency, an assisted living community or a nursing home will need your involvement. You can communicate to the professional caregivers your loved one’s likes, dislikes, habits, routines, concerns and all the other things that make them an individual. Without your help and involvement, their senior care may fall short of what your loved ones deserve.