Aug 29, 2017 by Sherry James
Seniors who are told they need end of life care are faced with the difficult decision about when to tell their loved ones and how to deal with it. Some seniors are in denial and they need additional support along the way. These types of situations are serious and are unfortunately, common for many. If you have a loved one in your life that needs end of life care, one of the biggest concerns you and your loved one may have is how to break the news to the grandchildren. This is a delicate time and needs to be approached in a safe and compassionate manner.
It can be very difficult for kids to truly understand what end of life care means and it can lead to a lot of emotions about it. If you and your loved one want to discuss this situation with the grandkids, it is important that it is done in the lightest and most heartfelt and comforting manner. Here are some great tips about how parents can talk to the grandchildren about the situation their grandparent is in:
You will find that talking to kids about end of life care is difficult, but always remember to be calm, patient, and do not be afraid to let them know what is going on.
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