Having the Conversation & Helping Your Loved One
It all begins with open, honest communication.
If you are able to have a conversation with your loved one, you will give them an opportunity to express themselves and open a dialogue that allows for questions, concerns, and empathy. Everyone in the situation must understand that change is not always welcomed but it is the way we approach the change that can create positivity.
The sooner you are able to sit down and talk, the better. When the situation allows for time, you are able to make a plan and goals. Not every situation allows for time and skilled care may be necessary. If you are able to talk to your loved one about their expectations for their future in advance, it can make the transition easier in the future. If you are not able to, we have resources to help and will do our very best to help you loved one understand and transition. We understand – this isn’t easy. These are hard questions but are so very important for all individuals and family members involved.