Is it time for someone you love to move into a long-term care facility? If so, you’re not alone: More than six million American adults need long-term care, and that number is steadily increasing. Estimates suggest that as many as 15 million people will require long-term care in the next 30 years.

This transition can be difficult, even if your loved one wants to move into assisted living and understands that he or she may get better support and care. Your loved one is leaving a familiar environment — possibly where he or she has lived for decades — for a completely new one. He or she may be facing new or worsening health conditions that precipitated the move, and your loved one may be unsure or anxious about what to expect.

For more information about how to help your loved one feel at home in a long-term care facility, check out the accompanying resource.

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