Starting the Conversation

The elephant in the room

Change is difficult for most people and many seniors or adults living with disabilities resist having this conversation, often because they feel they are being forced to make a decision to leave their homes and to lose their independence. Many spouses and children avoid the conversation because they are afraid to envision the future or they may feel some guilt over having to bring up the topic.

It can be a difficult decision. If you are considering a conversation with a family member about moving to a senior community or assisted living, it helps to be prepared.