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Like any big change in life, your loved ones move to the Retreat assisted living in Grand Junction is a transition that will take some getting used to. For a lot of seniors, especially if they are relocating, it’s a move that feels thrust upon them, rather than something they’re actively choosing. As you’d expect, that makes the transition that much harder.
You probably can’t do anything to make a senior that’s recently moved to assisted living automatically love their new home, but you can help them with the process of starting to get used to it. Know that the first few months will be the hardest. You should expect them to have a difficult time settling in to begin with, but you can also expect a lot of the initial discomfort to be temporary.
It is important to make sure your loved one is still reminded of the comforts and routines they are used to while also adjusting to their new home and community. There will come a day when the assisted living home has become just that – home.
In the meantime, take a look at some tips from Senior Advisor to help with the initial process of adjusting to assisted living.
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