Adapted from Handbook for Successful Visiting
by Elizabeth McKean, Riverview Health Centre
We hope that this information will make visiting a little easier and perhaps more rewarding for you and the resident. We encourage you to try out the different suggestions. Some will work and some won’t, but we hope the suggestions will help your visits become positive experiences.
It is not uncommon for people in your position to find it difficult and awkward to visit your loved one. You may not know what to say or do in these changed circumstances. But visits with family members and old friends are very important. It is the longstanding relationships in life—the ones that connect residents to their past—that are important in maintaining the meaning and quality of residents lives.