One important step is to make sure that the appropriate family members are on the same page – or in as much agreement as possible. Having common ground among loved ones is a great starting point for such an important conversation.
It is also important to recognize the sensitivity of the subject. Aging is not a comfortable thought for many of us; when we add the stress of moving to a new community and saying goodbye to home and the memories made there it can feel overwhelming. Being kind, listening to concerns, and showing empathy will help everyone feel more at ease with the decisions made.
Making a list of advantages you will experience by moving to a senior living community is a great way to keep the conversation positive. Rather than focusing on constraints, consider how the assistance of the staff at the community will make things better.
Here are just a few of the Briarcliffe Advantages: