Communication

Maintaining Friendships After Moving into Independent or Assisted Living

When it comes time to move into an independent or assisted living community, many seniors fear changes in their relationships, especially when it comes to friends. Fortunately, when you move to an independent or assisted living community, it doesn’t mean you have to leave all your friends behind. In fact, it means the exact opposite.

The Art of Listening: Tips on Nonverbal Communication

The Art of Listening: Connecting to Your Loved One with Nonverbal Communication

For loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia or progressive neurological conditions, the ability to communicate verbally slowly disappears. In the case of Alzheimer’s disease, a loved one will repeat themselves, have trouble finding the right words and eventually won’t be able to speak or understand what others say. In the latest stages of such diseases, caregivers and family members have to learn the language of nonverbal communication in order to connect with their loved one.

Tips to Communicate Effectively with Your Loved One’s Assisted Living Staff

How to Communicate Effectively with Your Loved One’s Assisted Living Staff

If your loved one is living in an assisted living community, it’s important for you to stay involved as their family member and advocate. Sometimes, you will need to be their voice when it comes to sharing their needs with the staff and caregivers of the community. In order to make sure that your loved one’s needs are being met, you need to know how to communicate effectively with the assisted living staff.

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