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Having the Conversation

Talking about senior living can be a sensitive subject whether you’re considering it for yourself, or you need to bring it up to a family member. It's okay—in fact, sometimes it can be downright healthy—to admit to ourselves that these kinds of life changes can be hard on everyone.

But here’s some good news: Many seniors find that a weight is lifted off their shoulders after they decide to embrace the next chapter of their lives, and for many, this conversation can be the start of that feeling of relief.

Having the Conversation

Talking About Senior Living with Your Loved One

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“When grandpa moved in here, he had an adjustment period—like several residents do when they first move in. But he got back to being active in the community and met several friends. He gets along great with all the staff. Living here helped him perk back up in his later years.”


Son of a Brookdale resident
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Finished with this section and ready to move on?

The next thing to do is prepare for the big move to a senior living community! Keep reading to learn more.