You, your family members and staff may react strongly at the time stressful events happen while others react later, after a few days or even weeks. It may be difficult for those involved to concentrate or stop thinking about the stressful event.

Coping May Be More Difficult for Children and Seniors:

  • Ensure to talk to children about the incident and encourage them to share their concerns;
  • Tell children about your plans each day and don’t leave them in a new place without other family members; and
  • Seniors suffering from depression, cognitive problems (thinking and memory), those living alone or those with few social contacts may have higher levels of difficulties coping.