My mom recently moved into a Memory Care community and I am worried about her getting settled in. Is it okay for me to stop by and take her out for coffee or shopping, or should I leave her alone to make new friends?

Asked by: Michele Trice |Posted on: December,04 | Viewed: 517 times


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It's great that you want to make sure your mother is settled into her new community! 

Of course it is great for her to make new social connections in order to feel comfortable and welcome in her new space, but spending time with you could also help her feel more connected. 
Feel free to talk to community staff next time you visit, and ask them what times/dates are best for you to take your mother out. Chances are, they will be open to the possibility and offer great advice on what you two could do together. 
Visiting frequently will also help you feel more comfortable, as you can check up on your mother's health and well-being. Encourage her to get involved in group activities, and she will very soon become happy and engaged in her new community. For more information on visiting loved ones in their communities, visit the Seniorly Resource Center. It's filled with articles on activities and suggestions for getting involved. 
We hope your mother loves her new home and that you find peace of mind knowing she's taken care of :)
All the best,

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