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Misconceptions About Assisted Living & Nursing Homes

July 30, 2018

Misconceptions About Assisted Living & Nursing Homes

Moving into an assisted living facility or nursing home may come with some emotions behind it: leaving a longtime home is a process and there will be a period of transition. Assisted living provides a sense of community to seniors who may not be fully equipped to continuing living independently. As your loved one begins to make this transition, some misconceptions may come up about the move to assisted living and the lifestyle they will be able to lead. During this period, it is important to make sure your loved one understands the truth behind these myths.

Loss of Independence

Your loved one may fear that a move from independent living may mean the total loss of their independence. That is not going to be the case. Most facilities offer assistance to residents based on their level of need. Your loved one will still be able to cook, clean and spend their time as they please, to the extent that they are able. An assisted living facility or nursing home will be able to provide amenities, care and a community that may not necessarily be available while living alone.

Not Feeling at Home

A residence in an assisted living or nursing home facility can be customized to meet your specific tastes and style. While certain things will be included, such as cabinets, appliances, and counters, your loved one will be able to furnish it however they choose. They will also be able to cook whatever they choose in their personal kitchenette if they so choose.

More Expensive Than Staying at Home

A common misconception about moving into a facility is that it will be more expensive than staying at home. Between monthly bills and home repair and upkeep costs, making the transition to assisted living or a nursing home can save money and hassle in the long run, as your loved one will not need to research contractors for maintenance.

Assisted Living & Nursing Home Furniture for Senior Citizens

If you are making the transition into assisted living and are looking for new furniture for your residence, contact Resident Essentials for a catalog today by calling 888-543-2566 or by filling out our online request form.