Preparing for the Conversation

Discussions of aging, changing abilities, and needs can be extremely difficult.

However, there are ways to make the conversation easier and less stressful. 

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:

  •  3 Prepared Meals Per Day and Snacks
  •  Restaurant Style Dining
  •  Weekly Housekeeping Service
  •  Weekly Linen Service
  •  Landscaping and Snow Removal
  •  Socialization and Engaging Activities
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Happy Hour
  •  Library/Media Room
  •  Beauty and Barber Salon
  •  Physician Office
  •  Easy Parking
  •  Pet Friendly Community
  •  Scheduled Transportation to Appointments and Outings
  •   State of the Art Emergency Call System
  •  24/7 Staff
  •  Pay one bill each month for living expenses
  •  Continuum of Care at Briarcliffe

Reach out to us for help with your preparation. We’ve been there. We understand what you’re going through and we can provide materials and support that will make the conversation go more smoothly.


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