Successfully Transitioning To An Assisted Living Facility

Successfully Transitioning To An Assisted Living Facility

Moving into an assisted living facility represents a new chapter in life. Change is not

easy but is often necessary for aging seniors. Assisted living facilities have the

resources and staff to provide emotional and physical support that older individuals

need. How can you or a loved one make a successful transition to an assisted living

facility? Follow our tips for making the transition to an assisted living community as

smooth as possible.

Establish A Familiar Environment

When moving from a home to an assisted living facility, establishing a familiar

environment can ease the adjustment. A great way to encourage comfortable living

is with personal items, pictures, knick-knacks and anything else that will make a

new residence feel like home.

Keep In Touch

Placing a loved one in a senior living facility may leave you with a feeling of guilt.

Know that while it’s normal to feel guilty, this is ultimately the best care option for a

senior citizen. If your loved one is a resident of an assisted living facility, make as

many visits as possible and keep in touch through daily phone calls and letters.

Get Them Involved

Your loved one will go through an adjustment period when they make the move to

an assisted living facility. The best way for them to feel comfortable is by getting

them involved with group activities and social engagements with other residents.

Staying socially connected is shown to improve mood and quality of life for seniors.

Work With The Staff

A caregiver plays a vital role in the transition from home to a senior care facility. A

great way to make this transition as smooth as possible is to discuss medication

management, daily routines, personal preferences, and any other importance health

needs with staff.


The transition to an assisted living facility can be challenging but providing the

proper support will make a big difference. At Autumn Pointe Assisted Living, we

offer short-term and long-term care for residents looking for a new place to call

home. Our cozy accommodations, caring staff and 24-hour specialized care make

Autumn Pointe an amazing place to live!

To set up a tour of Autumn Pointe, give us a call at (402) 468-4700 or visit our

website for more information!