It’s what all of us want – for the time we spend with our loved ones to be the best it can possibly be! We want to see them smile, we want to create moments of joy for them, and we want these to be memories we’ll treasure forever. Depending on the circumstances or the day, this can prove to be quite a challenge.
Our friends at the Association for Long Term Care Planning recently asked 20 industry experts to share tips on visiting loved ones living in long term care. I was honored to be among those asked to contribute, and I’m pleased to share the resulting article with you. I hope you’ll find some hints that are helpful in your situation.
20 Experts Talk: DOs and DONTs When Visiting Mom and Dad at the Long Term Care Facility
Some of our favorite memories…
Thank you, Ann. This is becoming a challenge with my mother-in-law, although my dog Willow still makes her smile. She forgets if her son is dead or alive, but she never forgets who Willow is. And Willow is thrilled to be allowed to eat off her plate, from her hands, off the tray table, off the floor. Sigh… Fortunately, the pooch knows that what she can do at Grandma’s doesn’t work at home.