Deciding to make the transition to a memory care community is rarely easy. Making the decision to transition your parent to a memory care community can be even harder. Many times, the decision to move or even considering a transition can be riddled with guilt and sadness. When parents are suffering from memory loss, they are often unable to make decisions for themselves, and if moving to a memory care community was not something previously spoken about, it can leave you as a caregiver to make this difficult decision for them.
Making the decision to move your loved one into an assisted living facility may not be an easy choice. You may face reluctance and bitterness from them, or you could feel guilty about the decision and you might not know how to get them settled. These are all common experiences that occur when a tough decision like this is made. It is important to understand that this is a phase as your love one adjusts, but there are some things you can do to help ease the transition from home to assisted living.