Have you been noticing that your loved one could use some extra daily support? If you or your family members are unable to support their extra care, you may have been looking into some senior living communities. Retirement living in Kelowna could be something you’re considering if you want your loved one to be well taken care of while ensuring they feel connected and stay active. The first step is being able to confidently sit down with your family member and have a conversation about retirement living in Kelowna. It may be difficult to approach the topic at first, but we have a few suggestions on how you can get started.  

Make time for the discussion about retirement living 

Since this is not a conversation that should happen in a rush or under any sort of time constraint, there should be enough time to address any questions or concerns that may arise from your loved one. You should also be in the right mindset to create an environment where a meaningful discussion can take place without too many distractions or interruptions.

Ask open-ended questions about retirement living

It’s important to remember that this conversation is tied to a lot of emotions so try not to shut down anything your loved one voices. By asking open-ended questions, you may uncover any fears or concerns they have when it comes to moving into a retirement living community in Kelowna. This suggestion is based around their comfortability because you want to provide reassurance that you will still be there for them, while also validating their thoughts and emotions.

Remember to not overwhelm them when discussing retirement living

If this is the first time you are having a conversation with your loved one about retirement living in Kelowna, it is crucial to remember that you should not overwhelm them with too much information all at once. This may prompt you to have multiple smaller conversations with them in case they start to feel overwhelmed with the information or their feelings.

If you are looking for a senior retirement community in Kelowna, check out Orchard Gardens! Call 250-979-0600 or email info@orchardgardens.ca to book a tour.