Information is one of the best assets that a person can have when they are trying to convince someone else to believe in what they believe. If you have an elderly loved one whom you believe would be best suited for assisted living, but they are resisting the idea, is there anything you could do to help convince them you’re right?
First, understand that you cannot decide for an adult whether they will move into an assisted living facility. As long as they are of sound mind, they have control over what happens to them and where they live. If you feel that they are in danger living on their own, then you could certainly consult with an attorney about your legal options, or you could discuss home care options.
For the sake of this article, let’s assume that you’ve already been down the home care route and it hasn’t worked out. Now you’re of the mindset that assisted living is the right option.
Now you just need to get your loved one to understand where you’re coming from and why they should consider it as a viable option.
Information. There is no better asset to any discussion, argument, or attempt to convince another person of your point of view. That doesn’t mean that your loved one will suddenly agree with you because you gathered more information. However, the more you know about the benefits, about what the assisted living facility has to offer your loved one, about its amenities, rooms, transportation and more, the better able you’ll be to relay that information to them.
That’s the first reason why researching assisted living is the best way to help convince your loved one to at least seriously consider it. The second reason is that the more you begin to research and look into what these facilities have to offer, you’ll begin to compare on community or facility to another. This will help you in determining which ones might be more suited to your loved one and his or her personality and needs.
In today’s society, it’s easy to go online and look up a few sites and think that you have enough information. When your loved one is resistant to the idea of assisted living, the more information you have about them, and about the various facilities in the area, the easier it will be for you to talk to them about it. Just remember, if they are firm in their decision, you need to respect and honor that.
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