How to Stay Connected With Loved Ones in Senior LivingOctober 10, 2017 | Chateau Brickyard
Because every family has different circumstances, responsibilities, and expectations, there isn't a "right" answer for how frequently you should visit a family member in a senior living community. These tips will help you stay connected with your loved one whether you're able to visit once a month, once a week, or every day.
Call Write or Video Chat
Especially if you don't live nearby, it might not be realistic to stop by as often as you'd like. Take advantage of technology by calling or setting up a video chat with your loved one, or stick to old-fashioned communication and send a letter or post card when you're away. You can also send photos and share videos of big moments your loved one might not be able to experience in person. Even if your loved one doesn't have their own computer, Chateau Brickyard has computers available for resident use in our library.
Make Your Visits Count
When it comes to family involvement, it's not about the amount of time spent with your loved one, but the quality of the time you share. In addition to spending alone time with your loved one, you might also consider joining in on the community activities. For some residents, having their family member present can be the extra push they need to get involved in the social aspect of their community, and by sharing experiences together you can help make even more great memories for you and your loved one to cherish forever.
Get Involved at Chateau Brickyard
At Chateau Brickyard, we hold monthly activities that are open to residents and their families. This can be a great opportunity for residents to share their community experience with you. Join us for our weekly Happy Hour from 3-4pm on Fridays, monthly karaoke and talent show events, and our 1st Tuesday trips to Salt Lake City town hall meetings. You can even stop by for a meal in the dining room!
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