Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Choosing an Assisted Living Community
Mistake #2: They think the move to an assisted living community is similar to past moves – it’s not.
As discussed in mistake#1, moves mainly happen when people are in a transition of some sort — downsizing when kids move out, a recent divorce or getting ready to start a family. The difference in a move to an assisted living community is much more emotional, says Blake Fail, President of Triad Senior Living. “Seniors are reluctant to move not so much for the financial reasons that normally motivate a move in other stages of life, but more due to the overwhelming feelings involved.” Although their physical and life circumstances may be changing rapidly, he adds, seniors have a desire to slow this process down in an effort to maintain control – just like the rest of us.