Mar 24, 2016 - 08:21 AM
If you are trying to convince her, I have had a lot of success in sharing success stories and allowing the elderly person to make the decision for themselves. For example, if I told my parent that I thought they needed to move closer to me, they probably would not do it no matter the circumstances. However, if I shared stories about how Mrs. Jones moved to be closer with her family and that it looks like it's working out well, etc., then that can spark a change. Most folks just want to maintain their dignity as they age and feel like they are still in charge of themselves. Good luck!