We understand this can be a hard decision for you and your loved one. To help make the transition easier, have a discussion with your loved one about what’s important to them in a community. For example:
- Is it close to home?
- What are the food options?
- How independent can they be in the community?
- Will they make friends?
- Will they be active?
- When is visitation?
After that, you should tour different communities and ask the questions listed in our FAQ.
Once you’ve chosen a community, make your loved one’s room as comfortable and homey as possible. Having a “home-warming” party in their new community can also be a fun, positive way to make everyone comfortable with the transition.
Introduce yourself and your loved one to team members and talk about your loved one’s specific needs, personality, likes, and dislikes.
Finally, visit often and take care of yourself too!