Managing Relocation Stress in Facility-Based Care Settings
Objectives: Define relocation stress. Describe the risk factors for experiencing relocation stress. Describe the common symptoms of relocation stress. Describe common strategies for alleviating relocation stress.
Description: Moving to a new living environment can be a very stressful experience. This is especially true for older adults who may need to move unexpectedly or against their wishes. It can be even more difficult for older adults living with complicated medical conditions, such as dementia. These types of moves often lead to relocation stress, also known as transfer trauma. In this class, you will learn what causes relocation stress, how to identify it, and how to help older adults who may be experiencing relocation stress.