There are certainly going to be seniors who are against the entire notion of assisted living. They may be so adamantly opposed to it that their loved ones, adult children, spouse, or even their best friends, assume they are never going to change their mind. Yet, it does happen.
From time to time an elderly person may begin to realize the value in assisted living.
Just because somebody may have been against the idea for a while doesn’t mean they are always going to be opposed to the notion of moving into an assisted living community. It’s because there are so many benefits that assisted living offers seniors that when they begin to think about it and realize some of their friends or other peers have already chosen this and are completely happy, they may come around to at least start considering the idea.
It’s important to give them space and time.
Seniors have every right to determine what happens in their life. They have every right to decide whether or not they would choose assisted living or some other senior care option. If a family member is pressing them too hard and for too long, they’re not giving them the chance to think about it and come to a reasonable conclusion about its benefits on their own.
By giving them some time and space, it allows the senior to realize they truly are in control of their life, even if they have difficulty staying safe and doing certain things on their own.
No matter what that elderly person in your life decides, it’s important to be supportive of their decision. When you’re supportive, they will more likely be open to the idea of considering other options, especially if you provide them compelling evidence as to why assisted living would be such a good idea for them at this point in their life.
Offer truthful information.
Do not be deceptive. Find out the truth about any particular assisted living facility you would like your loved one to consider. Be honest about what you know and if you don’t know something, find out. Don’t guess or make assumptions. When they can trust you and the information you provide, they will be more inclined to consider the prospect of choosing this for their future.
Just because a loved one may have been against the idea of assisted living for a long time doesn’t mean that’s always going to be the case.
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