June and Martin lived in a 55+ community in Tigard, OR. Martin had Alzheimer’s disease but physically was very healthy. June had some significant health issues but no cognitive disabilities. Between them, though, they were able to leverage their strengths to live independently– until Martin ended up in the hospital then rehab. June and Martin’s son (and Power of Attorney) realized they needed to move to assisted living but he lived out of town and couldn’t get away from work to help them find a place for them to go. He called us to help.
We listened to his concerns about his parents then met with June to talk about what she wanted. We then arranged to tour several assisted living communities with her. She found one she really liked in nearby Tualatin and decided that’s where she wanted to move. She depended on her son to manage their finances so we helped facilitate the discussion between the community and her son to ensure paperwork was completed and deposits were made.
We then recommended a professional move manager who was able to help June determine what furniture to move and how it was to be arranged in the apartment. She packed everything for June, subcontracted a mover, unpacked in her new apartment, made the beds and hung the pictures. It was a relief to June to have the help and the son was thrilled he didn’t have to come to town and physically do the move.
Transitioning to assisted living can be overwhelming for everybody but by engaging professionals who specialize in working with seniors can make a daunting task much more manageable. We understand what seniors and their families are going through and can recommend resources to make the transition easier.