August 2016 Newsletter

Posted: August 26, 2016 3:11 pm
Lifecare Innovations, Inc.

My Life is a Struggle But I Don’t Want Help:
Senior Resistance to Change and Care 

Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CLNCP
Martha Kern


“I’m not moving!”

“I’m fine! I don’t need any help.”

“I have a driver’s license and I’m not giving up my keys!”

Almost everyone who has approached a client or elderly family member about the possibility they may benefit from caregiver support or a facility placement has heard these exclamations.

The near universality of these objections seems to indicate there are fears, misconceptions and mindsets that beset the elderly and create in them a staunch position of defiance where care is concerned. No matter how difficult their struggle, no matter how lonely and isolated they have become, they will emphatically insist that all is well.

If we are to understand and address the phenomenon of senior resistance, we must first try to understand the experience of being elderly.


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A Coach for Life

Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CNLCP

Martha Kern


Sandy had a tendency to read too much into random life occurrences.

The boys who lived behind her house played quite a lot of baseball and, occasionally, one of their fly balls would come over the fence and land in her yard.

Sandy, thinking it might send a message if she followed suit, threw a variety of garbage – coffee grounds, banana peels, empty carryout containers – back over the fence into the boys’ yard.

Not surprisingly, the neighbors were both confused and upset. Sandy had never talked to them about the baseballs in her yard so the sudden appearance of garbage was simply inexplicable. Continue Reading


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