It’s emotionally and physically tolling to be the caregiver of someone who once met your every need. However, discussing a move to assisted living is challenging – especially as the child of an older parent. How do you talk to aging parents about assisted living? What if they aren’t receptive to your concerns?
Feeling apprehensive about the conversation is normal, but you’re not alone. At Sundale Senior Living in Huntsville, TX, we understand your nervousness. We’re here to help – we’ve compiled valuable tips for speaking with your parents about moving to assisted living.
Should you wish to learn more or ask questions, speak with our Executive Director today.
Preparing for the Conversation
Predicting how the other person will react to your suggestions is hard, especially when discussing an emotional decision. Regardless of how your parents respond, it’s important to remember that you’re on the same journey.
Whether you believe your mom would be safer in a community setting or your dad would receive better nutrition if he didn’t cook for himself, you can do a few things to ensure you’re adequately prepared for the conversation.