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Is My Parent Ready for Assisted Living?

By: Marissa Salvesen
April 3rd, 2017

How can you tell when your loved one is ready for an assisted living community?  If only it were as simple as a big, red flag popping up saying “NOW IS THE TIME!” Well, you may not see the big flag but chances are there are lots of little indicators that may have gone unnoticed. If your parent or loved one is having more and more difficulty with everyday activities, such as getting around the house, running errands, showering and dressing, NOW is the time. Helping mom or dad recognize their changing needs and cope with an impending move is important. If your loved one is opposed to or reluctant to make a move, suggest a short-term, trial stay at an assisted living community. They can take a “test drive” but not commit to a permanent move.

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7 Bad Excuses for Not Taking Advantage of UMH's 60-Day Trial Stay!

By: Marissa Salvesen
November 13th, 2013

It is important that you feel at home in any one of United Methodist Homes’ (UMH) communities. Whether it be our Middlewoods Assisted and Independent Living Communities in Farmington and Newington, our Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community and our Wesley Heights Independent Living Cottages in Shelton, or perhaps our Foxbridge Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Memphis, TN, we have your comfort in mind. We invite you to try out, with no commitment, maintenance-free living with our unique 60 day trial stay. Surprisingly, there are quite a lot of “bad” excuses that we hear from people who are just not sure if they are ready to “take the leap”……..when in reality, the trial stay is the best way to “try on” assisted living without having to “take the leap.”

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