Session 2 - Common Changes to Expect
Part 3 - What are possible environmental changes?
Changes in the environment include changes in the home environment during the illness and changes of location from home to hospital and long-term care home.
- Moving to a new city or town
- Changing the home environment to be supportive
- Visitors, such as increased numbers of visiting friends, family, nurses, etc. affecting the household
- Confinement to the home
- Home to hospital or professional care – moving from home to the hospital or to a professional caregiving setting
- Moving in with a family member or friend (or having someone move in with you) to provide needed care and support
- Feeling isolated
Examples from others who have experienced these changes:
“I got to the point that I was unable to care properly at home for my wife. She is now in a LTC facility.”
“Our friends left and I felt totally isolated.”
“Upon diagnosis – feeling alone, no support. I was unemployed (due to my spouse’s diagnosis) and had very little hope. I was deeply depressed and did not know where to turn. Only after making a decision to move to a larger center did help become available.”
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