Finding a place for mom

Updated: May 19

Mother's Day is a special time of year when families celebrate the person who is always there for them. The weather in Scottsdale, Arizona in May is already nice and warm. Many of our families enjoy lunch out by the pool or garden. While it's not always easy to move a loved one away from their home, health and safety often take priority over what may be comfortable. Soon enough Bella Vita Assisted Living becomes the new home your loved one had hoped for. But, what do you do when mom has memory loss or Alzheimer's?

If you've been planning this for a while, you may have had time to talk with mom while she was still able to give her opinion and make reasonable choices. Once the plan is in place, it's time to start planning for the new living space. At Bella Vita Assisted Living Phoenix and Scottsdale, each resident has their room and full bathroom. Plan to bring in items that give the area a familiar touch. We recommend pictures of loved ones, play the music they love, and reminisce about happy memories.

When it's time to move, try to keep the same routine. Keeping in their routine helps minimize the stress of the unknown. After they are settled, plan to stay and have dinner. Visit often over the next few weeks as they settle into their new space and make new friends.

At Bella Vita Assisted Living Phoenix and Scottsdale, we really want your loved ones to feel like they have a second family with us. Please let us know how we can make the move in the day run smoothly. We provide a helpful checklist to prepare you and your loved ones.

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