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Successful Relocation Stress Event Presentation

Karen Eckstrom, MSW, LICSW, talked about Relocation Stress on March 3 at the monthly meeting of the St. Paul Senior Workers Association. Relocation stress is characterized by symptoms such as anxiety, confusion, depression and loneliness. It usually occurs in older adults shortly after moving from their home to an assisted living community or skilled nursing facility. This type of stress usually occurs three months before a move or three months after. Karen provided tips on how to lessen this trauma and closed with one tidbit – she said it’s better to have an older adult move too soon than too later because the better off the long term adjustment will be.