At PeachTree Place Assisted Living Community in West Haven and serving the Ogden area, we understand that the transition of moving to an assisted living community initially may be difficult for you and your loved ones. We pride ourselves on the sense of community that develops among our residents, and we strive to welcome all new residents into our Peachtree family. We provide an array of activities that allow residents to exercise both their bodies and minds, as well as interact socially with each other.
Tips For Talking With Mom, Dad & The Family
To help someone adjust to the idea of an assisted living community, it’s a good idea to start the conversation early. Opening the lines of communication sooner rather than later allows them time to adjust to the idea and appreciate the positive aspects of such a move. Make sure that their fears and concerns are heard and respected. Keep the conversation open so all parties feel free to discuss any emotions surrounding this life transition. If you have siblings, make sure everyone is on board and supportive of this life change before you begin the conversation with one of your parents.
Getting Rid Of Negative Perceptions
To combat some of the negative preconceptions that a loved one may hold, be prepared with research material. This information may help expand their understanding of what it is like joining an assisted living community.
- With various options available, it is possible to retain independence and freedom while living in a community of your peers.
- PeachTree Place Assisted Living Community offers countless activities as an opportunity to engage with others, both on and off-site.
- When referring to an assisted living community, make sure you use positive terms to reference this new living situation.
- Avoid using the outdated term “old folks’ home,” and use terminology like “community” and “apartment-style living.”
Compassionate, Caring & Supportive
Most importantly, remain compassionate and sensitive to the level of emotional support your parent may need in order to adjust to the idea of moving to an assisted living community. The idea of mortality is inevitably touched upon, and your loved one understands that this move is symbolic of their age and declining abilities, even if they don’t specifically speak to those concerns. In honoring our aging population and providing excellent care and amenities to ensure a high quality of living, there is no better option than PeachTree Place. Call us today to speak about making the move to a caring, and compassionate assisted living community.