Hello! I appreciate how on top of all the stress you must be facing from the pandemic, you’re considering how to take care of others, like the elderly.
Engaging them in conversations so they understand what is happening helps to reduce misinformation and help them understand the changes going on.
They too experience mental and physical stress. In fact the concept of mortality and debilitating mental illness is top most on their minds, compared to many younger people.
As to your second question about breaking bad news, it’s important to have open conversations even if they’re difficult. It’s also important to monitor them closely as they cope with this bad news after. Other than focusing on what is said, there is also the unsaid, and other than focusing on their actions, also watch for things they’re neglecting to do.
A trained life coach could be helpful in motivating the elderly and their caregivers like yourself in getting though the pandemic.
If you would like to take the conversation further with me, you may contact me via my life coaching website: www.jadelifeandwellness.com
as many clients share similar struggles as you’ve shared, with me.