An elderly care service is one where a trained and experienced professional will help you care for your elderly loved one. This could be after your loved one recovers from an illness, injury or surgery due to aging, or health-based care where your elderly loved one needs continued care and support.
Yes, professional home care with your loved one can be quite difficult. They may think you are mocking their ability to take care of themselves. In some cases, they may even feel that you are shirking your responsibility to look after them and handing it over to an outsider.
One of the best times to broach the subject is before it is too late and before most of the warning signs have kicked in. Make sure that you talk about the care option in a non-patronizing way, something that will give them an idea that you are suggesting it as a comfortable option, instead of telling them you are already going ahead with it.