An elderly care service is one where a trained and experienced professional will help to look after your elderly loved one. This could be after your loved one is recovering from an illness, injury or surgery could be something that is a result of old age, or any health-based care where your elderly loved one needs constant looking after and assistance.
Yes it can be quite tricky to bring up the subject of professional homecare with your loved elderly. They may feel you are mocking their abilities to look after themselves. In some cases, they may also feel that you are shirking your responsibility of looking after them and handing it out 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.