Talking to your loved one about transitioning to assisted living isn’t always easy, but doing so is the compassionate choice. While it may be difficult right now, taking this proactive step will improve the health and happiness of your loved one down the road. To guide families through this tough conversation, the experts from Country Villa Assisted Living in Freedom and Pulaski, WI, explain how to approach the subject of senior living with the precision and care it deserves.
Everyone responds to the realities of getting older differently, and you never know how your loved one will react to a conversation about moving to a senior care facility. Here are a few tips to broach the topic smoothly:
- Start Early: You don’t want your loved one to feel like they need to move out tomorrow, so allow them ample time to process this transition. Addressing the subject early also allows extensive, careful planning.
- Keep It Private: Understandably, the initial conversation may come as somewhat of a shock. Respect your loved one’s privacy by holding the conversation in a quiet and secluded place where the two of you can chat one-on-one.
- Work Together: For some seniors, moving to an assisted living facility can feel like a threat to their independence. Ease their fears by researching facilities that make your loved one’s unique needs and interests a priority. Ensure your loved one has an active role in the selection process.
- Stay Positive: From home-cooked meals to fun daily activities, focus on the many positives of the transition. If you remain optimistic about the move, this energy will rub off on your loved one and make everything a little easier.
For high-quality senior care in a beautiful environment, choose Country Villa Assisted Living in Freedom and Pulaski. To learn more, call their Freedom location at (920) 422-4620 or dial (920) 422-4629 for the Pulaski home. You can also visit the website and follow the senior community on Facebook for more information.