How to Help Grandmother Feel in Control of Nursing-Home Move
If you’re worried about an aging loved one and think it’s time for long-term care, be careful how you present the idea, suggests a column at The Tidewater News, a newspaper in Franklin, VA. Like anyone else, older people want to have control over their lives. So try to help your loved one make the decision in their own mind.
Approach your grandmother by saying “we are concerned about you grandma.” …
As you convince your grandmother this long-term care transition is her idea, one that will actually help her family, you are also giving her a sense of control over the situation. …
Involve your grandmother in decisions and options when at all possible to assist her need for control.
The column also includes other tips on helping ease the trauma of a transition to a nursing home.
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Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.