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PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING - RIVERWOOD - Jerri GrayMaking the decision to move to assisted living can be overwhelming, with a lot of factors to consider! If you avoid these common pitfalls, you will have a leg up on many other families who are starting the search for senior care.

Be realistic about current and future needs. Look at your loved one's health issues and ask their doctor about what support they will need in the future. It can be unnecessarily difficult and expensive to transfer your loved one from residence to residence as their needs change.

Don't judge a book by its cover. Beautiful landscaping and luxurious apartments are not always the best indicators of quality care. Talk to caregivers, staff and residents. Ask if the facility offers short-term or trial stays.

Ask for input. Don't feel like you have to make the decision alone. Ask as many people for their opinion as you can, such as your loved one's doctor, or friends who have gone through the process. You may even want to hire a senior living advisor, who can answer questions and show you appropriate facilities in the area.

Once you've made the decision to move your loved one into assisted living, it can seem imperative to do so as quickly as possible. But taking the time to do research can dramatically increase the chances that both your loved one and your entire family will be happy with your choice. If you have any questions, contact Prestige Riverwood at 503-925-9310.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062


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