Moving your loved one into a senior living community isn’t easy. Not only are they being uprooted from the place they’ve called home for years, maybe even decades, but also you are left going through their belongings, cleaning the home and getting it ready to rent or sell. Your parent may be dealing with anxiety and frustration as they have to endure so much change at a time when they may not be feeling well. The whole process can be overwhelming.
What makes things even more complicated is when you can’t be there to make sure that Mom or Dad settle in. It takes time to find assisted living communities, tour the facilities and have your parent placed. You may have already taken off work or flown in from out of state to take care of these needs. Where are you supposed to find the time to help your parent settle into their new living quarters?
Fortunately, there are services available to help make the transition process easier on the whole family. It’s a win-win for everyone. Your loved one gets the care and attention they need as they make this big change in their life, and you get the peace of mind that they are not going through this alone.
In-home care agencies like Family Private Care offer exclusive transition programs for seniors that are moving into new homes or communities. These programs are designed to help seniors ease into a new chapter of their life while giving families the time they need to return to work or pursue selling or renting out the home. Services you can expect include:
- Settling into the home
- Arranging the home in a comfortable manner
- Familiarizing your loved one with their new space
- Introducing your loved one to key staff members
- Assist with meeting new friends and establishing relationships
- Answering questions and concerns
- Accessing items from the home that your loved one wants/needs
It’s important for families to know that they are not alone when it comes to transitioning their loved one into a senior living community. For more information about transition programs, contact Family Private Care at 404-252-9005 (Atlanta) or 205-870-8855 (Birmingham).