How a Simple Letter Can Change the Conversation About Assisted Living
Assisted Living Facilities in Alamo Heights TX
When you’re trying to convince an elderly loved one that assisted living is a great option to consider, it may be difficult to have that conversation one on one.
Your elderly loved one, whether it is your mother, father, grandparent, sibling, or anyone else may be resistant to the idea of moving at first. Many people have various misconceptions about assisted living. They might see it as an admission of a loss of independence. They may also be worried that even considering the prospect of moving into an assisted living facility will be admitting that they can no longer take care of themselves properly.
Some seniors can become belligerent whenever the topic of assisted living comes up, especially when their adult children begin talking about it. They may start raising their voice, yelling accusations at other people, and even storming out of the room, retreating to the comfort and security of their own bedroom where they can close the door and lock everyone else out.
One way that you may be able to begin the conversation, at least, is through a letter. Sitting down to write a letter requires forethought. It’s about presenting ideas that you might not be able to offer in person because of his or her reaction.
This doesn’t mean the senior is going to be considerate of the letter or even read it, but people have a tendency to become curious regarding what their loved ones have to say, especially when it comes to their well-being.
When you sit down to write a letter trying to convince your elderly loved one to consider assisted living, first make contact with various facilities in the area, make appointments to speak to administrators, and find out everything you can about the facilities, the cost, activities that go on in there, the amenities, the grounds, transportation services, food, and much more.
The more you learn about assisted living, the easier it is going to be for you to write this letter and convince your loved one to at least begin having an honest open conversation about it.
There is no guarantee that anything will change, but the art of writing letters is certainly being lost. It’s something your elderly loved one likely has a great deal of affinity for and experience with and that can work in your favor.
For more information about Pipestone Place Assisted Living in San Antonio, TX or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.
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