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5 Ways to Help Your Parents Transition Into Assisted Living

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Get involved in their new life.

One of the best ways to support your parents is to get involved in their new life. While your parents are transitioning into assisted living, it might be difficult for them to make friends or find a social activity.

One of the best ways to support your parents is to get involved in their new life. While your parents are transitioning into assisted living, it might be difficult for them to make friends or find a social activity.

You can introduce them to other people in their building to have someone to talk with. If that doesn’t work, you can help them start an activity group or even just lend your ear for a chat.

Maintain your relationship with them.

If your parents aren’t used to being around a lot of people and getting involved in activities, they might be feeling more lost than excited about their new life. They might not know how to make friends or what to do when they’re not watching TV.

 

To help them get back into the swing of things, you can start off by trying to maintain your relationship with them. You could bring them out for coffee or meet up for lunch to talk about your lives and keep their spirits high.

 

As time goes on, you can plan outings or activities that will help your parents connect with others in their new community. Doing so will make it easier for them to engage in social activities in care homes if they have someone they trust nearby who will accompany them during these times.

Talk to parents about what they want to do. 

It is important to talk to your parents about what they’re interested in doing. This will help them get excited about their new life and make friends easier.

 

Once you’ve talked to your parents, see if there are any opportunities in their area that they would like to be a part of. There might be a local book club or a religious group in the area that your parents would love to join. Find out about the options available and encourage them to try something new!

Try out new activities together.

You can help your parents transition into assisted living by trying out new activities together.

 

This will give them an opportunity to get involved in something they’ve been interested in but just couldn’t take the time for while also keeping them occupied and having fun.

 

You don’t have to go as far as joining a golf club or taking up piano lessons. You can start with simple things like watching a movie or going on a walk together.

Remember the priorities of their lives and help them when needed.

One of the most important things you can do is remember what is important to your parents. For example, they might find it difficult to make friends or get involved in social activities due to their disease and its effect on their lives.

 

It’s important for you to help them when needed and let them know how much you care about them. Show your support by visiting them often and being there for them. It’s also important for you to help your parents with things like grocery shopping and cooking meals so they don’t have to worry about these daily tasks during the transition process.

 

 

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Mandy Kloppers
Author: Mandy Kloppers

Mandy is a qualified therapist who treats depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and many other types of mental health issues. She provides online therapy around the world for those needing support and also provides relationship counselling.

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