Honest Dialogue

  • Why are you considering long-term care?

  • Is there a specific situation that prompted this discussion or is this a progressively developing issue?

Having an answer to these questions is a good first step, as you can naturally eliminate unnecessary or inadequate solutions if you can answer them.

Here’s a summary of what we recommend:

Be Honest

As difficult as it may be, honest dialogue gives you a grid for making the right decisions at the right time. It allows you to bring everyone together to have the same conversation.

Be Sensitive

These conversations are often layered with emotion. We recommend that someone in the family who can navigate difficult emotional situations be a facilitator or at least a voice of calm reason when it gets tense.

Be Intentional

The options that are available to you and your family are many, so don’t limit yourself to “nursing home” terminology. That term conjures up negative emotions to many, and can be a roadblock to positive solutions. Instead, do your homework and know the avenues available to you. Remember-This conversation is about improving the quality of life and increasing independence!

Be Patient

The goal of this process is not to get everyone to see things your way, but to arrive at the best solution. Often times, this comes down to scheduling a visit or initiating some research-oriented activities where you and your loved ones can explore ideas together.

Within the context of honesty, you and your loved ones can decide exactly what kind of support and services will best suit your situation.

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Whether you are considering long-term care for an immediate solution or doing groundwork to prepare for the future, Elim Care is here…every step of the way…with the experience and staff to help you.

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