Making the transition from an independent life to living in a nursing home is rarely easy for an elderly person. Fear, anger, anxiety, and many more emotions can make the anticipation of this lifestyle change dangerous. What are the risk factors and methods of mitigation that can be used to prevent a tragedy?
Transitioning from Home to Nursing Home
The time period between when the decision is made to move to a nursing home and the actual move-in date is critical. In some cases, the prospect of this lifestyle change is enough to make an elderly person consider suicide as an option. Some of the reasons for this include: