The majority of seniors, when given a choice, would prefer to stay in their own home as they age. But for many, there comes a time when the transition to assisted living is the right choice.
Moving from the home they have lived in for so many years is never easy. In addition to the logistical challenges, emotions will be running high. U.S. News & World Report published an article, How Can I Make the Transition to an Assisted Living Facility Easier, that offers advice on how to make the transition less stressful for everyone involved.
Here are some of the suggestions found in the article:
Start searching for the right assisted living facility as early as possible.
When feasible, allow your elderly loved one to remain in their own city or town and keep seeing their own doctors.
Spend extra time with your loved one after they move in. This gives them the opportunity to make memories in their new surroundings.
Visit the assisted living facility as a family before your elderly loved one moves in. Many assisted living facilities have adult day programs that individuals can attend before they move in to help them get acclimated.
The more familiar an individual is with the people they are going to be living with, the more comfortable they will be when it comes time to move in. In other words, they will feel like they are home.
If you are looking for an assisted living facility for yourself or a loved one, Parsons House invites you to come and take a tour of our facilities. To learn more about our assisted living and memory care services, call us 402.498.9554 or visit us online at parsonshouseassistedliving.com.