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Thursday, February 07, 2013

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But my grandpa is happy being in an Assisted Living facility. He stays in California and he loves engaging in social activities there.

This is so very true. When it is time for your parents to make that transition into an assisted living facility, it is absolutely terrifying for them. Doing so means they have to leave the life they have made for themselves for however many years. They are also afraid to admit to themselves that they are in a different (and older) stage in their life where they might not be able to care for themselves completely. Change always feels bad to the person having to go through it. It is just our body's natural response, so why not make it easier on our parents. Thanks for the great ideas on how to make an assisted living facility feel like home.

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