“Many people find that being with someone who has experienced a loss makes them uncomfortable,” said Janet Jaymin, director of bereavement services for Faith Hospice and a certified grief counselor. “It’s a reminder of our own mortality, and we don’t want to think about it.”
Change is never easy, and the older a person gets and the more set in their ways, the harder it becomes. One of life’s biggest transitions is going from being independent and living in your own home to moving an assisted living facility. Many seniors view this as the last move of their life, the final chapter, and that knowledge can bring sadness and depression. There are ways, however, that you can help ease this transition for your parent or loved on.
One of the statements hospice workers hear most often is “I wish I’d called hospice sooner.” Why hesitate? Why not call on the support and comfort hospice brings to both the patient and family as soon as possible?
Scammers and shady telemarketers like to target older adults. Why? People who grew up in the 1930s through the 1950s were raised to be more polite and less mistrustful. They are less likely to hang up the phone than someone younger, and it is often presumed they have a hefty nest egg. And many times they don’t report crimes—either because they don’t know who to call or out of embarrassment at being tricked.