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Tips for Transitioning to Assisted Living

Seniors and older adults in assisted living.

Growing old is not for the faint of heart, and finding the right care for your loved one is important. As a family business, Brentwood Health Care Center, we understand the importance of creating a warm and supportive environment for our residents who are transitioning to assisted living. But it doesn’t mean it’s always an easy transition. 

At Brentwood, we have witnessed residents who initially felt stuck at home become active and engaged participants in our community. The positive impact of a new environment on mental health cannot be understated. It’s truly incredible to see how a change in surroundings can rejuvenate and revitalize individuals, enhancing their overall well-being. 

In this blog, we’ll explore some tips for a smooth transition to assisted living.

Talk with Residents

In order to ensure that an assisted living facility is the perfect fit for your loved one, we encourage you to take the time to talk to the residents. Their experiences and feedback can provide valuable insights into the quality of life at our center. They can share firsthand accounts of the personalized care, compassion and support that they receive. By speaking to the residents, you can gain a deeper understanding of how the assisted living facility can meet the unique needs and preferences of your loved one, fostering a sense of belonging and contentment. 

When you talk with residents, they’ll likely tell you about our close community or the convenient services we provide. With our laundry and housekeeping services, residents can enjoy their days without worrying about tedious household chores. Our compassionate team takes care of tasks such as making beds and taking out the trash, ensuring that residents have more time and energy to focus on the activities and pursuits they enjoy. 

We also understand the importance of safety and security. That’s why we provide each resident with a pendant that they can press whenever they need assistance, giving them the peace of mind that help is always just a button away. Additionally, residents have the freedom to go out, keep their cars on-site, and explore at their leisure. We believe that maintaining a sense of independence and agency contributes significantly to the overall well-being and happiness of our residents. 

Join for a Meal

Another way to experience the assisted living community is by joining for a meal. Food has a special way of bringing people together, and at Brentwood, we take great pride in offering delicious and nutritious dining options to our residents. We believe that the way to one’s heart is through their stomach, and that’s why we extend an invitation for you to experience a delightful meal with us. This will give you the opportunity to savor the flavors that our talented chefs prepare and to observe the inviting and communal dining atmosphere that we cultivate at Brentwood.

Attend a Community Event

Attending one of our activities, such as a weekly movie night or happy hour, is another wonderful way to get a feel for the vibrant community life at Brentwood. Engaging in these shared experiences allows you to witness firsthand the camaraderie, joy and sense of fulfillment that our residents derive from participating in our engaging programs. It’s during these moments of connection and engagement that lasting friendships are formed, creating a true sense of community that helps aging adults transition to an assisted living facility.  

We understand that family involvement is crucial in ensuring the happiness and well-being of our residents. At Brentwood, we welcome and encourage family members to join in activities and events, providing an opportunity for loved ones to bond, create cherished memories and support each other. Alternatively, you may choose to entrust the care of your loved one to us, allowing them to benefit from our compassionate and professional support while you reclaim the role as a daughter or son. We strive to create a comfortable and inclusive environment where families feel welcomed, valued and involved.

Understand the Financial Commitment

We also recognize the importance of financial considerations when making the decision for assisted living. That’s why we offer Next Door Long Term Care, which accepts Medicare, providing families with peace of mind as they plan for the future. Our Brentwood team can guide you through the financial aspects, ensuring that the transition to Brentwood Health Care Center is not only seamless but also financially feasible for your loved one’s unique circumstances. 

At Brentwood, we pride ourselves on our wide range of services and our commitment to helping residents maintain a sense of independence and autonomy. Our dedicated team provides attentive assistance, tailored to each individual’s needs, while always encouraging and supporting residents to exercise their own abilities and make choices that honor their preferences. We believe that independence and autonomy are essential to ensuring a high quality of life for our residents.

Schedule a Visit at Brentwood

To truly experience our warm and inviting environment, we invite you to schedule a visit at Brentwood Health Care Center. This will provide you with the opportunity to see firsthand our state-of-the-art facilities, meet our compassionate team of caregivers, and witness the vibrant community life that we foster. We are dedicated to serving our community and are always available to provide more information or answer any questions you may have. Our doors are open, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you and your loved one to the Brentwood family.