Tuesday, 27 December 2016 21:05

A New Year and a New Perspective: Overcoming Objections to Senior Care Changes

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

As we pack away the Christmas decorations and think of our New Year’s Resolutions, we reflect on this wonderful year and the new year upon us. We look forward to seeing the many familiar smiling faces and meeting the new ones that will join our Regency family in 2017. If you are considering assisted living for your aging parents whom have expressed concern with the idea, let’s take a minute to evaluate a new perspective on senior living along with the four ways of overcoming objections to senior care changes. 

Do Research First – Before approaching the conversation of senior care with your loved ones, first observe their health condition and carefully evaluate their specific needs. For example, do they require help with mobility? Or do they require memory care from the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s? If they object to senior care, our experts suggest consulting with their primary health care professional for further recommendations. Once you have gathered your information regarding senior care, respectfully present your findings in a way that shows your concerns come from a place of love instead of frustration.

retirement community Indianapolis

Use Your Resources – It’s not uncommon for older adults to object to change, especially when those changes involve senior living. If you and your family are not in agreement about future plans, use your resources and ask for outside help. Seek advice from someone that knows your loved ones well, whether it be their physician, nurse practitioner, minister, or friends. Getting a new perspective from a trustworthy source can weigh heavily on the matter when it comes to swaying opinions.

Begin Now and Take it Slow – When is the best time to begin planning for the future? We get this question all the time. The answer is now! Don’t wait until it’s too late to make important decisions like family estate planning and medical wishes. While the conversation is never a fun topic, it is important to plan ahead for hypothetical and inevitable situations. While it is a good idea to start sooner than later, don’t do it all at once. Suggest the idea of senior care gradually and without forced acceptance. This is a very sensitive time for everyone involved. To avoid arguments and hurt feelings, remember to take things slowly when discussing important life decisions and give them ample time to decide. Doing so will allow them to weigh the options and help them to have a more positive perspective towards senior living.

Offer Valid Reasons to Consider – By suggesting multiple options for the future and letting your aging loved ones pick, they will be less likely to feel as if they were forced into the final decision without their consent. Begin by telling them the reasons why you would like them to be at a senior health care facility and not at home. The conversation should be brief, precise, and articulate. To do so, evaluate the pros if they choose to move into Regency senior living community. For example, our senior living facility offers many things that they cannot get living at home. These may include: regular senior interaction, daily campus activities and events, freshly prepared meals, and constant daily care from health care professionals and staff. Once you have gone through the list of pros together, list out the cons, and then compare to living at home. Doing so will help narrow down the options and pick the right one for you and your loved ones. 

It’s important to discuss the idea of transitioning into senior living with your aging loved ones. When and if possible, always involve them in every aspect of the conversation and planning. It is very common for older adults to resist senior care changes to some extent because no one wants to lose their freedom, no matter the age. Our Regency family understands that while things will change, we still encourage our residents to live as independently as they were before. 

If you are interested in learning more about our services or to receive a free, no obligation consultation with one of our Regency specialists, please schedule an appointment today. We would love to welcome you and yours into our Regency family. 

Written by: Katie Hanley

Read 4778 times Last modified on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 19:01

240 comments

  • Comment Link ecommerce website platforms Monday, 25 September 2017 03:16 posted by ecommerce website platforms

    Strive researching, staгtіng an Intternet enterprise.

  • Comment Link Elbert Pendill Monday, 25 September 2017 01:50 posted by Elbert Pendill

    Valuable info. Lucky me I found your site by accident, and I'm shocked why this accident did not happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

  • Comment Link ecommerce platforms amazon Sunday, 24 September 2017 18:33 posted by ecommerce platforms amazon

    That could Ьe a big adverse for any web site.

  • Comment Link ecommerce Website Platforms Sunday, 24 September 2017 09:23 posted by ecommerce Website Platforms

    On-line advertising and marketing is advanced but an thrilling one!

  • Comment Link make money online fast legit Sunday, 24 September 2017 05:45 posted by make money online fast legit

    There are sеvеral on-lіne stores tһat declare to offer
    goⲟd halo еngagement rіngs neverthelеss thee truth іs - most businesses provide rings
    at extremely high prices.

  • Comment Link make money online 2017 Saturday, 16 September 2017 05:08 posted by make money online 2017

    Ꮋudѕon and her associate by no meɑns discussed the pгice оf the ring to
    the media, but aas it іs presumed, the associatеd fee should attain a number of tens of millions given the
    lɑrge dimension of the ring.

  • Comment Link make money fast online Friday, 15 September 2017 03:12 posted by make money fast online

    Оne off the popular dimond rings оf this type which might be being sold within the jewellery is thee one ѡhich has a 14К carat white gold.

  • Comment Link make money fast gta 5 Monday, 11 September 2017 20:42 posted by make money fast gta 5

    This has made industrial metals reminiscent of titanium, zirconium
    and tungsten carbide standard selections for males.

  • Comment Link Caitlyn Saturday, 24 June 2017 07:22 posted by Caitlyn

    My Ma (who trained as a jeweller) explained to me "If you have nice jewelry, chances are you will want to clean it from time to time. You will want to use a mild soap and warm water, rinse, and then use a soft cloth to polish it. Always dry your gold and Silver Stud Earrings before you store it to keep it from tarnishing and to prevent water stains. "

  • Comment Link Bonny Friday, 23 June 2017 19:49 posted by Bonny

    My Mum (who has a job in a jewellery boutique) explained
    to me "If you're in a pinch to have your Stud Earrings cleaned immediately, use baking soda toothpaste. This is not the ideal cleaner for Stud Earrings, but it will do when you do not have anything else. Apply a very small dab of toothpaste on a soft lint free cloth or even paper towel. Rub the tarnished jewelry with the paste, and then rinse or wipe off with water. The result will not be perfect, but it will no longer look tarnished either."

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

Request Information