Involve family members and other key people
Family members can have very different expectations for how their loved ones will be cared for. That’s why it is so important to include them in the journey, ideally as early as possible, so that everyone’s thoughts and concerns are heard.
Once you begin the conversation with your loved one, you may be met with some resistance. If so, it can be helpful to enlist the support of other key people in their lives to help explain the benefits of receiving additional care and support. This can be anyone whom they may be more inclined to listen to, from a health professional to a trusted neighbour.