Getting Over the Guilt of Placing a Loved One in a Home – Transition to Nursing Home – Alzheimer’s | HealthCentral

If we could control events, most of us would never want our elders to
be so sick that they need the care of a nursing home, especially homes
that are still operating in the dark ages, as some of them still are.
Many homes have now moved forward into person-centered care, and
reluctant caregivers often find their elders thrive, once they have
adjusted. Still, it’s hard.

For many caregivers, placing an elder in a home spells failure on the
part of the caregiver. Even when carers know they’ve done all they can,
a subconscious nagging voice often tells them they are giving up on
their parents or spouse. I’m here to tell you that you are not giving
up. You are just getting help.

Getting Over the Guilt of Placing a Loved One in a Home – Transition to Nursing Home – Alzheimer’s | HealthCentral

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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