‘My 93 year old nan, who has come out of hospital and gone back home on her own, who doesn’t really have many friends or family left, leaves the door unlocked and won’t wear a hearing aid!’
I am feeling….. Agitated/ Distracted / Worried
Step 1. (How I would like to feel…)
Comfortable / Secure / Supportive
Step 2. (Quality Questions for self…)
Can I express my concern to Nan in a supportive way?
Does she need extra external agency care?
Are other family members aware of the issues?
Having done all I can, can I accept the situation is as it is?
Step 3. (Practical steps leading to Positive Results…)
Express your concerns in a supportive way.
Highlight to others, the dangers you are perceiving.
Allow yourself to let your Nan live the way she wants to live, it’s a privilege of being an independent human.
Accept everyone is different and has different standards.