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How to convince my grandmother to go to the hospital?
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Dr. Louise Andrew
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In brief: Say you love her
When an older person is sick and refuses to go to the hospital, it is usually because they are afraid something bad will happen---they might learn they have a bad illness, it will hurt, or it will be expensive.
Tell her that you love her and are concerned about her and don't want to lose her. If you think cost is the problem, tell her that hospitals have ways to help older people pay for care.

In brief: Say you love her
When an older person is sick and refuses to go to the hospital, it is usually because they are afraid something bad will happen---they might learn they have a bad illness, it will hurt, or it will be expensive.
Tell her that you love her and are concerned about her and don't want to lose her. If you think cost is the problem, tell her that hospitals have ways to help older people pay for care.
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