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Gift Suggestions

When you visit friends or loved ones at Rosewood, instead of bringing a plant or flowers, which provide visual pleasure but cannot occupy an their time, consider other gifts which they can enjoy after you have left.

Here are some ideas:

Although assisting an aging family member with their move to a residential care facility can often be an emotionally difficult experience, it is important you focus your energy on making regular visits to provide care and comfort. Some visits, especially in the beginning, may be difficult and cause you to feel sadness or guilt. While these are normal emotions and should not be discouraged, try not to think of this transition only as an ending but instead focus on the time you still have together and ways of filling that time with expressions of your love and affection.

Author: Christine A. Price, Ph.D., OSU Extension State Specialist, Gerontology, Department of Human Development and Family Science.