Talking to parents about moving to a nursing home or assisted living community can be one of the harder tasks a child will ever have to undertake. Here at Concordia, we understand what you are going through and how heart-wrenching it may be. When older seniors have an unrealistic view about their future and their ability to care for themselves, it makes this conversation even more difficult. However, when it's evident that a parent needs 24/7 care in a specialized facility and/or it's unsafe for them to be without supervision, it's a topic that needs to be addressed for your loved one's wellbeing.
At Concordia, we see firsthand how much our senior loved ones in a nursing home or assisted living facility enjoy having visitors on a regular basis. It keeps them connected with their friends and family outside of their home and it breaks up their routine. Unfortunately, many people make only brief visits to loved ones in assisted living, rehab facilities, or nursing homes -- or avoid visiting completely -- because they are worried about awkward moments.