Transitioning a loved one to a different facility can be difficult and present a new set of challenges; so much so that there is a term for it: relocation stress syndrome or transfer trauma. The extent of the symptoms varies by person, but they can include sadness, anger, irritability or anxiousness. Behaviour changes can also occur and can include complaining, combativeness and even screaming. Physiological symptoms include, but are not limited to, confusion, rapid heartbeat, nausea and falling. It is particularly challenging for those who do not have a choice in the matter. It is also particularly taxing on seniors with cognitive impairments as the disruption in routine can be disorienting. However, it may be comforting to know that it is possible to minimize the stress that comes with this transition. Tips For Transitioning From One Facility To Another: Involve Them In The Decision (For Caregivers) For caregivers, it is…> Read More
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