Apr 28, 2016 - 07:36 AM
One of the best ways to get around this challenge is to help her to build a relationship with the person that is providing the assistance. One way to do this is to start off lightly. For instance, if there is an appointment coming up, or some task that she depends upon a family member to complete, let her know that the family is not available, but there is a nice person that will take your place. Paint this in a positive light! Assuming you can get her to cooperate for "this one occasion", it will be a good opportunity for her to get to know the helper. And if all goes well, you will likely find that she is more receptive in the future. Bottom line, start slowly, allow some trust to build, and then add to the schedule as needed.