Talking to Your Parents About Williamsburg Landing

Starting The Conversation.

Having a Positive Conversation about Senior Living

There’s no easy way to broach the subject of senior living and retirement planning with your loved one. But avoiding it isn’t helpful. By talking now, you have the time to work together and make the most appropriate choice for everyone involved. Here are tips to make the conversation positive and productive:

  • Gather information – brochures, websites, flyers, etc. — on the types of communities and services in your area so you can add valuable information and photos to your conversation.
  • Talk now about what your loved one wants and needs from senior living. Making important decisions during times of crisis is difficult and may lead to choosing a community that doesn’t fit well. Planning in advance gives you more options. Waiting until a move is necessary can limit your choices.
  • Include your siblings or other family members who will be involved in the decision making process. When everyone is on the same page, the move will be easier.
  • Explain how senior living has changed to meet the wants and needs of today’s seniors. It’s not just about support and healthcare—it’s about lifestyle, personal enrichment and fulfillment.
  • Share your concerns with your loved ones about their safety and well-being. Make sure you listen to any  concerns they may have about moving.
  • On-site tours are the only way to truly know if a community is right for your loved one. Consider location, community type, levels of care, amenities, services and finances and schedule tours with your loved ones in communities that fit your needs. 

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