When you don't agree with family who say you need more help
When a health or disability issue means we are no longer able to manage as well as we could in our own homes and the implications of this dawn on us, it can feel quite scary. This is often because it can threaten our sense of independence. The old idea that this will mean going into a care home is now a long way from the truth. Government policy is to help people remain in their homes for as long as possible. The good news is that there may be solutions you are not aware of.
Your family and friends have obviously noticed that things are more difficult for you now. They will be wanting the best for you. While it can be tempting to shrug off their concerns and let things happen as they will, it’s not usually the best strategy.
Making a plan for the future and taking action before things get away on you or a crisis happens, is a more sustainable strategy. It also gives you more control over your future.
Your family and friends are making a suggestion that may well make life easier for you. It may be the beginning of your plan. Can you afford to ignore it?