The person has to cope with a new environment in an aged care facility. They are no longer surrounded by the familiarity and comforts of home, and they have busy, unfamiliar people all around them.
It’s not hard to understand they may feel overwhelmed and upset.
Moving into aged care also often coincides with the loss of ability or poor health, which can make the move even more trying.
But the move into aged care also has its positives.
The resident will be able to receive around-the-clock care, medical assistance is always nearby, and there are likely to be more opportunities to socialize.
At Autumn Aged Care, there are several ways we can help to ease the transition for new residents into our aged care facility.
What can carers do to make new residents feel more at home?
Considering aged care for yourself or a loved one? We’re here to help.