The psychological impact of becoming less independent is often worse than the physical separation of having to make the move to an assisted living facility. To make the transition easier, practice compassionate caring and celebrate the independence your loved one will gain even though it is time to move out of a beloved home.
Assisted living facilities provide the following benefits:
- Independence from having to worry about indoor and outdoor maintenance of a home.
- Independence from isolation. There are plenty of opportunities for socialization and entertainment in assisted living communities. Whether it’s a field trip to the city, cocktail hour in the dining hall, or a film screening in the theatre room, soon your loved one will feel like she’s enjoying the good life again.
- Independence from worrying about getting needed medical assistance during an emergency. Assisted living facilities are staffed with trained professionals ready to help out in an emergency of any kind.