A move to assisted living can be a sad, and stressful, time for the whole family. Even in the most calm of circumstances, it should be expected that your loved one will grieve their loss of independence in one way or another. The best thing you can do is just be there for them. Remain understanding, and be present whether they say they need you or not. When first moving into the facility, visit as often as you can. Bring personal items from home, and decorate their space with familiar trinkets that they hold dear.
While they are making this transition and settling in, keep an open mind to any concerns or frustrations they might be expressing. Talk openly about what steps can be taken to make them feel more comfortable. If a compromise cannot be made, remain prepared to explore other options.
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