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Moving to Assisted Living

Moving to assisted living can be a difficult transition for both the caregiver and their elderly loved one. Our resources below will help minimize the stress of moving, and ease the transition into assisted living.

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Planning for a Move to Assisted Living

Needs assessment: the first step The assisted living facility should conduct a needs assessment that includes a physical and cognitive analysis.
Senior moving services Senior Move Managers specialize in organizing, sorting, and downsizing a senior's existing residence in preparation for their next home.
11 strategies to declutter and downsize Learn how you can help your elderly loved one through the emotional and physical challenges of downsizing.

Easing the Transition Into Assisted Living

Helping elders transition to assisted living Even if they go willingly, it can be hard for a senior to leave behind the home they love and adjust to their new apartment.
Assisted living staff you should know Refer to this 'Who's Who' in assisted living to meet the team of people responsible for your loved one's care.
Making assisted living residences feel like home Find out how the comforts of home can help your loved one through the transition into assisted living.

The Emotional Side of Moving to Assisted Living

Understanding what they're going through There's no place like home. Which is why moving to assisted living takes such an emotional toll.
8 ways to help an elder adjust Adjustment will not happen overnight. Here are tips on how you can support your loved one during this stressful, emotional time.
Programs that ease the transition To help new residents, many senior housing communities are coming up with creative programs to ease the transition.

Handling Resistance

7 reasons why elders may resist Experts share how to respond to seven of the most common objections that elders have about assisted living.
How to legally force an elder to move Your parent is no longer safe at home but refuses to move. Understand the legal process for forcing a move to assisted living.
When your parent can no longer care for their spouse You know dad can no longer take care of mom, but he won't consider moving her. These tips will help you assess the situation.

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