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I wouldn't say easy but ours was bearable.. It does get better in time as the staff understands the patient better. In the beginning I went more but I now go once a week. If I see any concerns I try to politely call a staff member to discuss these concerns. My mother is only mobile in a wheelchair. A sad aspect is realizing how much better off she was in AL than she is now. A serious septic infection took my 90 year old mother downhill quickly. I wish you the best possible.
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I would say we had an easy transition. I had some anxiety hoping she would go without a scene. Mom had also been in an AL prior to the NH. By the time she needed a NH, she was pretty much over half way into her Dementia. She had always been easy. We just told her she was going to a new apartment and meeting new people. She adjusted very well.
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It depends on what you mean by "easy". It's pretty common for LOs to need the move suddenly, due to the family discovering they can no longer safely live on their own. Then, once they are moved in, there is the adjustment period, which can be rocky. Few people look forward to leaving behind everything that is familiar with them to live among strangers. But, they do adjust eventually (with the help of the staff) and the family has their lives back and peace knowing their LO is safe and receiving the care they need.
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My mother’s transition was sudden, her health took an immediate bad turn that forced a NH. The transition was abrupt for us all but the staff was excellent at caring for her and easing our concerns
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