Tips to Overcome Resistance with Assisted Living

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Dear Maryellen,

What do you find is the biggest resistance for seniors to moving into an assisted living community? —Debbie Ginsberg

Dear Debbie,

It usually is leaving their long time home. That is why we suggest that seniors come for 30 days to try it out. A trial run of sorts gives each resident the opportunity to see what Assisted Living is all about without the worry of having no place to go if for some reason they decide it is not for them. 99% of the time residents will stay or leave to sell their home and come back as soon as they can. They get to see how stress free it can be not having to cook and clean and they need the security of knowing someone is there 24/7 to help with any problem even in the middle of the night. If they want to be alone private apartments afford privacy. And if they want to socialize there is always something to do or someone to talk to or play cards with.

Maryellen McKeon

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