May 12, 2021
If you’re moving a loved one to assisted living, you may have a mix of emotions. While you both know it’s the right choice, it’s common to still have feelings of doubt as you make this transition. Any big change can cause both worries and excitement. So a variety of emotions are normal. However, there are steps you can take to help your loved one adjust to assisted living better. With a little positivity and preparation, you can help them have a smooth start to this new chapter.
As a support person for your loved one, you want to do whatever you can to see them comfortable and content. During the transition to assisted living, the first few weeks often have the most ups and downs. After that, it will get easier. As you go through these first days, use these helpful tips to create a positive adjustment.
Overall, go easy on yourself and your loved one as you take the time you need to adjust. The process of moving to assisted living is a big change. As you both navigate this new chapter in life, the most important thing you can do is simply be there to support your loved one through every step.
It’s easier to make the transition to assisted living when you feel confident about the community. Walnut Place is dedicated to helping our residents and families feel supported and encouraged so that every resident can thrive. Contact us today or schedule a virtual tour to find out more.
“A 20-year veteran in long-term care shares her thoughts about the Walnut Place staff and programming. She says: "For 30+ nights, I slept in the other bed in my mother's room and experienced first-hand the care delivery. I feel I must recognize the teammates who have impressed me as clear industry standouts.”
“It was a tough decision to not take my mother to my employer at the time of admission, but I have to say I have absolutely ZERO regrets for being led to and choosing Walnut Place. It has been a very positive experience and the therapy services, especially the team that worked with my mother, were excellent.”
“They took great care of me after my surgery. Great staff! The exercise people helped me to learn how to walk again, thank you so much! ”
For middle-class seniors seeking care for themselves or a loved one, Walnut Place is the only senior living community with a 35+-year history located next to Presbyterian Hospital offering a continuum of care on site in a comfortable environment with long-tenured staff.See Location