GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)- You have done the research, the tours and collected all necessary information to make the best decision for your family member. However, at Samaritas, we recognize that the transition to memory care can be challenging, for both family and the resident. The decision to move your loved one into a memory care environment was not taken lightly. This is an emotional time for all who are involved, especially if you have already been coping with the decline of your loved one’s mental health.
During this transition, your loved one may make some initially negative comments. These comments can be disheartening to hear, as you worked so hard to find the best placement possible for your loved one, but also because this may appear to be judgement about the situation. When you loved one does express some dissatisfaction with something, we recommend writing this comment down. Keeping these comments in the proper perspective as well, they are an opportunity for you to make the situation better for your loved one.
Though the transition may be difficult for your loved one moving in, we hope that with thoughtful programming and other welcoming residents and staff, that this change will become easier with time.
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