The transition into assisted living can be an overwhelming process, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few things you can expect after the move:
- First, be supportive and understanding. Moving to a new place can be stressful, and your loved one may need time to adjust.
- Have a plan of action with the community on what is best for the first few weeks, sometimes visiting is helpful, and sometimes it can make things worse. Talk with the care team to see what you two can come up with.
- If your loved one has specific needs, be sure to communicate these to the staff at the assisted living community. This will help them ensure that your loved one receives the care and support they need.
- Communication with the staff at an assisted living community is key to ensuring that your loved one receives the care and support they need. If you have any concerns or questions, be sure to voice them. The staff will be more than happy to help. In addition, keep in touch with the community’s management team to stay up-to-date on your loved one’s progress. This will help you ensure that they are receiving the best possible care and give you peace of mind that their needs are being met.
There is a transition period that can last 2-4 weeks, give it the time necessary to get adjusted so the community can nurture that relationship. Let the new routines settle in, and be patient with yourself.