There is a lot to consider when it comes to moving your senior into your home. It’s easy to overlook the emotional aspect of this impending move, both on you and on other people.
She Might Feel Less Enthusiastic Once Reality Hits
Talking about moving in with you in an abstract sense might feel like a good idea to your aging adult. This positive feeling can last even through the move itself. But at some point, your elderly family member might suddenly realize that this is her new daily reality and it can hit her all at once. She might start to have some serious second thoughts about whether this is a good plan or not.
Your Immediate Family Might Need to Adjust
If you have children, a spouse, or other immediate family members who live in the same home with you, they’re going to need time to adjust as well. Even when these types of decisions make perfect sense, this is still a big change. They may find that some space that once belonged to them has been reassigned in a manner of speaking. This can be difficult to adjust to without talking about the feelings they’re experiencing.
Other Family Members Might Not Be Happy
You might not live with anyone at all, but that doesn’t mean that everyone else is going to be thrilled with this idea. Other family members might feel slighted or upset that your senior is moving in with you, even if they’re not able to take over in your place. Feelings don’t always make sense, of course, and this situation is no different. It can help to talk to other family members, let them know what is going on with your aging adult, and find ways that they can help both of you.
You May Need More Alone Time than You Realize
Bringing your senior into your home is an excellent way for you to make sure that she’s getting the care that she needs, but you may find quickly that you need more time to yourself than you’re able to get. This is where a commitment toward ensuring you take respite time can help you immensely. If you haven’t already, form a relationship with senior care providers who can take care of your aging adult while you take care of you.
Make sure that you’re addressing these issues as quickly as possible when they come up. It’s vital that you take the time to work through these situations rather than trying to sweep them under the rug. They won’t go away on their own.
If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Elizabeth, NJ, please contact the caring staff at Care Street Home Care of New Brunswick today. Call (732) 607-8870.
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