Life is filled with exciting milestones. From buying your first home and raising kids to watching your children get married and start their own families. Each major life event often marks a new beginning and is cause for celebration.
Yet, one important life event that doesn’t inspire the same sentiment is that moment when seniors, or their families, realize it’s time to consider assisted living care.
Support for Senior Living Transitions
Leaving your family home can certainly stir up a mix of raw emotions. Even if you agree that your home can no longer support your needs or has created additional strain in your life—due to its ongoing maintenance and upkeep—the thought of packing up and moving away from everything you know can feel overwhelming.
We understand the emotional toll this puts on both seniors and their families, but we also know that transitioning to assisted living can be one of the most rewarding experiences.
In fact, assisted living programs, like the one at Sweetwater Retirement Community, allows you to regain your independence, pursue your passions, and connect to those around you.
Why Is Sweetwater Different?
Our assisted living programs work to provide nursing care in a home-like setting. Rather than being brought into a cold, sterile environment that feels more like a hospital, residents are welcomed into a warm, vibrant senior living community. One paired with exclusive amenities that include:
- Theater room
- Activity room
- Wellness center
- Billiard room
- And more!
At Sweetwater, we focus on the word “community” because that truly is the type of setting we strive for and the feeling you get the moment you step inside our doors.
Independent Living Starts Here
In addition to providing residents with their own private assisted living apartments that feature all the cozy accents of home, our nursing staff provides 24/7 support. That means they’re always just around the corner to lend a helping hand or assist you with daily needs.
Our goal is to help free up our residents’ responsibilities, so they have more time and energy to pursue the hobbies they enjoy and live life on their own schedules.
Services we provide include:
- 3-home-cooked meals
- Scheduled transportation
- Weekly laundry
- Medication management
- Bathing assistance
- 24-hour personal assistance
Tips for Transitioning to Assisted Living
With all that said, making the transition can still be met with apprehension. To help alleviate any concerns you have about moving to assisted living, or if you’re trying to find the best fit for a loved one, we’ve provided a few tips to help get the process started—and enjoy yourself along the way!
Start the Conversation Early
This is perhaps the hardest part of the process. No one likes to broach the subject, whether or not you’re the individual making the actual transition.
But the sooner you talk about long-term health planning with loved ones, the more involved you’ll be in planning the logistics. Too often, seniors put this topic on the shelf, waiting until assisted living care becomes a necessity, and therefore, the decision of where they’ll go is no longer up to them.
Being part of the planning process now ensures your voice is heard and your wishes will be met.
Wondering how to start the conversation? Find ideas in this recent article.
Schedule an In-Person Visit
At Sweetwater, we offer one-on-one tours of our retirement community. This allows you to explore our private, assisted living apartments, stroll around campus to visit nearby amenities, and meet our friendly staff.
Our goal is to make the experience comfortable and respectful for each person involved.Schedule a Visit
We also offer the option of a virtual tour experience to help you get a sneak peek by viewing our “Virtual Tours” under the “Show Me” menu at the top of the webpage. While there, you can also view floor plans, weekly events, and photos.
The more you know the better equipped you are to make informed decisions. During your in-person tour, we encourage you to ask us about our communities, pricing, amenities, and the type of services we offer to help seniors adjust to their new surroundings.
But you don’t have to wait for a scheduled tour to get in contact with us. You can also reach out to us by phone at (406) 272-9384..
Please remember that we’re always here to help. In fact, we’ve supported many families with moving into assisted living -care—both new and existing residents. We know the process well, which means we can help you avoid common challenges that get in the way or cause unnecessary stress on your family.
We also have a variety of resources to help you throughout each phase of the move—from downsizing and selling your home to taking advantage of all the exciting opportunities around you at Primrose.
- Does Your Home Love You Back?
- Downsizing Tips for Seniors
- Is It Time To Sell Your Home?
- Relocation Stress: What Is It?
- Continuing Care Retirement Communities
- Primrose Senior University (PSU)
For even more resources, check out our blog page!
Make Your Apartment Feel Like Home
We saved the easiest tip for last, simply because at Primrose, our apartments are designed to feel like home—but we understand everyone has a personal touch they’ll want to add.
Filling your space with family pictures and mementos will help you ease into your new surroundings and bring the best parts of your family home into your new one.
Transitioning to Assisted Living with Sweetwater
We hope you found these resources helpful! Remember, if you have any questions, please give us a call. We want you to feel good about your decision to move to Sweetwater, and your family to feel good about it, too.