Caring for your senior parents is often a major worry for many individuals. If you have noticed your loved ones dealing with slips and falls it will naturally concern you. Convincing your senior or elderly parents to move from a multiple storied home to a single-level home can be a challenge for many people. How do you bring up this subject without offending them or making them feel like a child? Here are some tips to help you bring up the subject of one level living in Utah.
Contact Leisure Villas First
The best thing you can do is contact our team for help. We can provide you with numerous brochures and information about one-level living. This can make “the talk” with your loved one easier and you can show them how exciting and enjoyable one-level living in a senior community can be. We can set up a time to have your parents tour one of our communities to give them an idea of what they can expect.
Stay Positive and Listen
Your parents will naturally be hesitant to sell their home at first. This is a natural obstacle for many people as they have lived in their homes for several years or decades. It is important to let them talk about their concerns and to be supportive of their needs. Stay positive about the community and bring up the numerous advantages to help them understand how enjoyable it can be. Declining health or the death of a loved one can be traumatic to your parents, and you must listen to their emotional concerns before trying to convince them to move. Allow plenty of time to talk to them and take them on a tour of our communities to gauge how they feel about moving.
Discuss Their Needs
While some couples are excited to sell their home and move into a brand new one-level living home, others are concerned. Talk about their concerns and needs. Some people want to make sure they are close to shopping, medical centers, and churches. At Leisure Villas, we take these factors into account when building our communities. All four of our one-level living communities in Utah provide access to shopping, medical, and religious needs. Contact Leisure Villas today to discuss how to help your parents become interested in one-level living.