Transitioning Into Our Dementia Care Community

Moving your Loved One into Terra Vista

The transition of a loved one from home-care or from another community can be emotionally taxing and difficult to navigate.

Learn why more than 40% of our residents come to us from other facilities


Learn why 40% of our residents come to us from other memory care facilities


Transitioning To Memory Care

The memory care experts at our dementia care community in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois have made the process as simple as possible so the focus is on the wellbeing of your loved one during the process of dementia transitioning. To make the transition into our memory care community more smooth, we’ve broken the process down into 3 steps:

  • Physician certification completed 120 days or less prior to moving in.
  • Physical and cognitive assessment performed by one of the professional nurses at our dementia care community
  • Medical history and physical health information gathered by our staff.

At Terra Vista, our residents are not defined solely by their respective diagnoses. We work with residents and their families to learn their stories and customize care for the individual. We request that prior to moving in, families answer life story questions regarding the resident’s daily life, their routines, interests, values, likes, dislikes, and other valuable information that provides insight to the individual.

Tips For Moving Into a Dementia Care Facility

When it’s time for your loved one to move to our dementia  care community in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, our Community Relations Director and Customer Care Manager will be with your family every step of the way to assist in a smooth dementia transition and acclimation period.

Understand that it is normal to struggle with the decision or feel guilty over moving your loved one to an Alzheimer’s or dementia care community. Our team assembled these tips to help your loved one with transitioning from assisted living to memory care:

Plan Ahead. Discuss with your loved one their preferences for living arrangements while he or she is able to participate in decision making.
Utilize memory care experts to assist with the transition process.
Ask lots of questions.
Recreate their home environment as best you can at their new residence.
Remain positive, but also validate you and your loved one’s feelings. 
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