When and how to start the conversation about your loved ones’ next step can be overwhelming. But at Havencrest, we believe this next chapter in life is a story to celebrate and we’re here to help you navigate the best way to bring it up and help them understand that the next step can be their best one yet.
Find a good time.
Choosing a time where family members are in a good physical and mental place, when possible, is best.
Doing research helps you to open their mind and encourages meaningful conversation.
Validate their feelings.
Listen carefully and make them feel heard, regardless of their reaction.
Invite a loved one.
When appropriate, another family member or close friend can help ease tension and comfort your loved one.
Immediate reactions aren’t always positive, give your loved one time to think about the options, as well as the possibilities.