Regardless of your age, it is important know that you’re part of a larger picture. Seniors often live with their family members, and during this time, we observe certain behaviors that lead us to encourage our loved one to seek assisted living. More often than not, we do this for safety reasons, because our loved one has become a danger to themselves or others.
But in the minds of our loved ones, our move to protect their safety may be perceived as the “end of life the way we know it.” Take driving as an example. Many times, our loved one’s right to drive has been taken away because their vision or hearing has changed. Cognitively, they are aware that they cannot do or remember the things they used to. Thus, their connection to the community, favorite eateries, and shopping has been weakened.