Tips for Moving an Older Relative into Residential Care

If the time has come to move an older relative into residential care in Plymouth, you will find that it is extremely difficult for both you and them. Having to leave the home and possessions that he or she has lived in for many years along with leaving their friends and family can be extraordinarily stressful. There are several benefits with residential care, the most important being 24/7 care.
Another is that your loved one will be living and interacting with people who are around the same age and who understand the difficulties that the elderly face.

You Can Make the Process Easier

The moving process is not only stressful, but can be frightening for an older person whether suffering from dementia or not. There are several steps that you can take to make the transition into residential care easier.

* Since this can be an extremely difficult experience for your loved one, consider spending the first day at the home with them just as you did when your child first attended school. Explore the home, stay for a meal with them, and do everything you can to fully discuss any concerns they may have. The more reassurance you give the more comfortable they will be.

* Is your loved one the shy and reticent type? It will be up to you to make sure he or she has been introduced to the people who will be providing their care. In certain instances, you may also need to explain the home’s practices to them so that they fully understand how things operate. To know more, click here.

* While it may be tempting to lie to your loved one by allowing them to believe that this is only a temporary move, that is a huge mistake. The best thing for you to do is reassure them that you may be leaving, but you will be back.

At Torr Home Residential Care they provide specialized dementia care, respite care, day-care, nursing, and residential apartments which are all designed to provide your loved one with the best possible care.

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