Taking the first steps toward a move into an assisted living facility isn’t always easy. Buy many people find that once they get past some of their initial fears and concerns, the process gets easier. If at all possible, pre-planning can make the process go much more smoothly. Not all families have the luxury of taking their time looking for an Grapevine assisted living facility. When you do, consider these steps:
- Reassure your loved one that the nothing needs to happen right away. When the process is more gradual, your loved one will feel more in control.
- Focus your conversations on planning for the future, not taking action today.
- Focus on ways assisted living allows people to maintain independence while offering care critical to their health and safety.
- Make your loved one part of the process as much as possible, offering options at every step along the way.