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RightConversations℠

Concern about your loved one’s daily safety and comfort may be overwhelming at times. The subject can be difficult to broach, and you may not feel comfortable initiating a conversation about it. If you feel this way, you are not alone.

Communication barriers are a real challenge for family caregivers. Conflicts within the family and communication gaps with health care providers can lead to frustration and stress in the caregiving cycle. RightConversations provides a solid foundation for families. The suggestions in the RightConversations guide will help your loved one remain in their home safely for as long as possible while reducing the stress that accompanies family caregiving.

Follow the Adult Caregiving Guide's simple steps to ensure that your aging parent, spouse or friend is getting the right care that he or she needs.

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Gather accurate, relevant information
2
Determine the level of concern warranted
3
Review the facts and avoid personal biases
4
Involve siblings
5
Plan the conversation
6
Create a positive conversation
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Be aware of differences in communication styles
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Understand why your loved one may withhold information
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Do not make your loved one feel ambushed
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What to do if your loved one says no

Incorporating these tips and our other RightConversations tools will help your family develop a communication plan that ensures a positive experience for your aging loved one while limiting your stress.

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of elderly adults are in contact with their adult children daily.

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Caring for your loved one means having ongoing conversations.

Checklists, Tips and Other Tools

RightConversations Communication Planner
RightConversations Communication Planner
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RightConversations Family Action Planner
RightConversations Family Action Planner
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RightConversations Information Journal
RightConversations Information Journal
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RightConversations Guide for Families and Seniors

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