Housing for Seniors
Your Options for Living
Making the Transition
Moving from your house in the community to a senior housing facility is a major step in your life. You should plan to give yourself time to adjust. There are a few steps you can take to facilitate the adjustment process.
- Invite friends and family to visit often. Visiting is important for you and for them because it gives your family and friends the opportunity to get to know the facility staff and to help the staff get to know your relatives.
- This is your home -- personalize it with family photos, your furniture, collections and other mementos and memories.
- Remember your family members and your friends are going through a transition as well. They are dealing with feelings and concerns that leave them under a tremendous amount of stress. Reassure them that this is what you want for your home, that you are happy, comfortable and secure.
Go to Introduction
Go to Home and Community Based Services
Go to Senior-Specific Residences
Go to How to Access Services
Go to Stay Organized
Go to The Not-for-Profit Choice
Go to a listing of the not-for-profit facilities and services that are members of WAHSA.
Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
204 South Hamilton Street
Madison, WI 53703 USA