Parenting

Transitioning a Loved One to an Assisted Living Community

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SeniorsConvincing an elderly loved one to move from their own home into an assisted living situation can be one of the toughest hurdles for any family. Many of us hope we can stay in our homes our entire lives, but that”s often not the case. Fortunately, there are many assisted living options in the Gwinnett community.

Here are some tips to help you find the best place for your relative to live.

Do Your Homework: Call and visit all the assisted living facilities in your area. Ask basic questions about openings, number of residents, and cost.

Get References: The best way to check out a facility is to talk to numerous families who already have a loved one living there. Ask them what they have learned from their experience.

Consider a Multi-Level Facility: There are many benefits to a multi-level facility, which allows for additional service options as your relative”s health declines.

Acknowledge Your Loved One”s Feelings: Leaving one”s home can cause turmoil. Don”t minimize their feelings or focus excessively on the positive.

Reach Out for Support: Staff members of assisted living facilities deal with transitioning seniors daily. They can help you by reassuring your relative they”ll be comfort and safe.

Need Help? Contact:
Peachtree Christian Hospice
(770) 232-7727
peachtreechristianhospice.com

The AgeWise Connection
(404) 463-3333
agewiseconnection.com

Delmar Gardens
(770) 923-3100
delmargardens.com

Parc at Duluth
(770) 622-6880
duluth.parccommunities.com

Ivy Springs Manor
(770) 573-9096
ivyspringsmanor.com