Getting older doesn’t necessarily mean losing complete independence. Assisted living is perfect for those that need extra help, but still want to maintain their independence. However, be sure to choose the right assisted living community that fits your needs. So, how do you choose the right community and how can you ease into your transition? Find out below!
When is it time?
If you or your elderly loved one seem overwhelmed by having to maintain a home, you need help with ADLs (Activities of Daily Living), or need companionship, it might be time to think about transitioning to assisted living. You won’t lose your independence, but you’ll gain control of your quality of life.
How to choose?
Choosing the right assisted living for you or your loved one is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever have to make. Find a community that helps you maintain as much independence as possible in an environment that’s conducive to a thriving lifestyle. Be sure the services are resident-focused and that they are formulated towards individual unique needs.
How to cope during the transition?
The transition from home to assisted living is not an easy one, but there are certain steps you can take to make the transition a little easier. Make the best of your new environment. Know that your new place is your new home…decorate it and make it your own. Surround yourself with mementos and memories. Adjusting to a new place takes time, so it’s okay if you feel anxious at first. Remember, you now have freedom of choice and a place to call home.