Assisted living communities offer a wide range of services and amenities designed to promote quality of life and independence. Yet many seniors delay making this move.
Older adults who have recently made the transition, however, are likely to tell you they wish they moved years ago.
Fear holds many people back. For some it is fear of the unknown. They don’t have any close friends or loved ones who have moved to an assisted living community, so they don’t know what to expect.
There are other common fears that might prevent a senior from moving. Here are a few to discuss with your loved one.
4 Reasons Seniors Fear Moving to Assisted Living
Moving can be difficult at any age. For a senior who has lived in their home for decades, the emotional impact of parting with their house can be significant. Helping your loved one work through their fears and emotions requires you to be an empathetic listener.
Visit a Sunrise Senior Living Community
One way to help an older adult overcome their fears about moving to assisted living is by visiting a community in person. The senior can spend a day meeting residents, participating in activities, and enjoying a meal.
Another option is to take advantage of a short-term respite stay program. This allows the older adult to give the community a trial run. Call us today at 888-434-4648 to learn more!