One day recently I visited with three clients that were in the hospital and were unable to return home! (A woman younger than me, a man the same age as our son and an elderly gentleman.) All of them were overwhelmed and had no idea what to do. Frequently we work with people who suddenly … Continue reading What is your “Backup Plan”?
Recently I’ve heard of several situations where lonely seniors have reached out to people who were their teen aged sweethearts. They had parted ways many years ago, gotten jobs, gotten married, had families then lost their partner.
Often when a family member is unable to return home after a hospital stay because they need to go to a retirement residence or nursing home the family really doesn’t know what to say or do. The parent usually states very firmly that they WANT to go home, they are able to go home, a … Continue reading A Difficult Conversation With Seniors
When seniors decide to sell their homes and move they often go through a roller coaster of emotions feeling they have made A WRONG DECISION...A BIG MISTAKE. This is when you need to gently, respectfully but firmly remind them of the reasons that brought them to the decision to move. Some things that could have … Continue reading Moving Decisions are Emotional