Talking about… moving
Talking to a parent, relative or close friend about their plans for the future can be difficult, especially if you want to broach subjects like moving into more suitable housing or into a care home. If you want to be able to talk more openly, there are ways you can approach sensitive topics like these.
By broaching the subject as early as possible, it gives your relative the time to consider all the options available, feel in control and chose what is best for them. It is often difficult to start the conversation, so we have pulled together some advice based on talking to older people and family members about their experiences of tackling difficult conversations such as these.
Also, if you are an older person concerned about how to talk about these topics, this advice should help you start those conversations. Independent Age