Preparing Your Aging Loved One For The Big Move: Tips To Help You Reach Out To Them
Are you thinking about moving your aging loved one into a senior care home? Whether it’s because of their health, safety, or some other reasons, the process can be emotional and challenging. At Pacific Sunrise Home, we have compiled these tips that can make this challenging process easier. Learn more by carefully considering each one.
- Make sure to communicate
Your aging loved one can be emotionally invested in the home that they are about to leave – it is expected that there will be apprehension and sadness about the move. While it can be a difficult conversation to have with your aging loved one, just make sure to give them time to grieve and adjust to the change. Make sure to talk to them – listen to their concerns and try to make them understand why you want them to move.
- Be patient
While you want what’s best for your loved ones, you have to remember that they may not agree so easily. Be patient. Listen to their needs, wants, feelings, and concerns about the move. Answer any and all questions that they have. Also, you have to remember that ultimately, your aging loved ones will be the one making the big move so give them time to adjust.
- Enlist the help of your relatives
If your aging loved ones won’t listen to you, it might be good to enlist the help of your relatives. Call your other siblings or other close family members to talk to them. Moreover, if they do agree to the move, you might need your relative’s help when it comes to moving their stuff.
We understand that each family’s circumstances is unique; however, we hope that these tips can help you better plan and reach out to your aging loved ones. So, if you are looking for a reliable residential care facility in California, you can definitely trust us at Pacific Sunrise Home!
Call us at 310-500-7223 for more information today.