“Thought for the Day” #778 – by Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M.

August 9, 2016

Which is harder – choosing an assisted living facility; or, waiting too long to choose an assisted living facility?  For many reasons, the latter.  While every situation is different, to the extent reasonably possible the timing and organization of the move to assisted living should be well-planned and orchestrated in furtherance of the resident’s happiness, and not always as a reactionary consequence due to failure to address long-standing issues of mental, physical, and environmental deterioration.  When asked, many assisted living residents say they wish they had made the move to assisted living sooner.