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How to Successfully Transition a Loved One Into Assisted Living

Elderly Couple Packing Boxes to Move Into Edison Assisted Living It can be challenging to decide to transition a loved one into assisted living. There are numerous factors to keep in mind, such as picking the right facility and making sure that your loved one is at peace with the move. A further concern that is frequently disregarded is what happens once the loved one moves out of the family home. What will happen to the property? Even though there are some simple decisions, it can help to learn a few strategies for managing your loved one’s effective transition into assisted living.

Evaluate your loved one’s needs and abilities

The first step in making this transition as smooth as possible is carefully evaluating your loved one’s needs and abilities. This includes considering their level of independence, their health and mobility needs, and whether they need special care or support. The better you understand your loved one’s individual needs and capabilities, the easier it will be to choose a facility that can meet their needs. If possible, arrange to tour different facilities together before making a final decision. This can help your loved one feel more in control of the process and their own life choices.

Move your loved one in

Once you have selected a facility that meets your loved one’s needs, it can be enticing to want to get them settled in as swiftly as possible. Nevertheless, it is vital to take your time and help your loved one transition into their new home in a gentle and supportive manner. Moving often indicates downsizing, as well, and leaving behind many personal belongings. But that doesn’t mean your loved one must leave behind all the comforts of home. Don’t forget to bring anything that will fit into your loved one’s new apartment, particularly any objects that are important or have meaning to your loved one. For illustration, you may need to carry their favorite furniture, photos of family and friends, or cherished mementos. These personal touches can help them feel more at home in their new place and can assist them with establishing a sense of stability during this important life change.

Help your loved one adjust to their new home

After your loved one has moved into their new home, it is advisable to help them adjust and settle in. It’s a good idea to introduce only a few new things during or after the move – try to keep things as familiar and comfortable as you can. Your loved one will already be making major adjustments to their new surroundings, routines, and people, which can take time. Senior living experts say that it can typically take between three to six months for someone to adjust to a new assisted living facility. While every person is distinct, it’s advisable to be sensitive to your loved one’s needs and to give them the time they demand. This may involve frequent visiting or giving them time alone.  Whatever you do, be patient, respectful, and supportive as they undergo this major life change.

Enlist support – for you and your loved one

Adjusting to a new lifestyle in assisted living can be stressful for everyone concerned. And it is essential to bear in mind that your loved one isn’t the only one going through a transition. Whether it’s your feelings about their move or the increased duties that come with caring for an off-site family member, it can be difficult to balance the needs of your own life and the changes that are transpiring. As a result, it is essential to get support from friends, family, and your loved one’s new assisted living community. This may entail seeking out a support group for family members of someone in senior living or joining a community of other Edison rental property owners who are undergoing the same type of transition. Whatever form it takes, find a means to handle the emotional and logistical challenges associated with this major transition. And remember, even if it is hard for you, it is equally important to be sensitive and supportive of your loved one’s needs.

Manage the family home

For some families, the family home becomes a bone of contention after an elderly family member moves into assisted living. Various family members may have diverse opinions regarding what is to be done with the property. Despite the number of options available, you need to consider renting the home out. While it can be difficult to imagine someone new living in your loved one’s home, renting the property will allow you and your loved one time to adjust to assisted living without making anything final. This can assist in simplifying the transition and offer your loved one a monthly income for assistance.

In times of transition, it’s common to feel exhausted. In this challenging period, it may be advisable to hire an Edison rental property management company to manage the rental property. These property managers will help you market and advertise the rental, screen potential tenants, manage rental payments and maintenance, and provide you with rental reports. With the help of a rental property management company, you can focus on supporting your loved one as they adjust to their new home in assisted living.


Contact Real Property Management All-Star for quality property management services near you. We are here to help you navigate the rental property transaction so that you can focus on your loved one. Contact us online or call us at 848-333-0209 today.

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