Getting Started

When you're talking to your loved ones about assisted living, it's hard to know where to start — or what to say. With over 20 years of serving Humboldt seniors, we have learned a lot about what works - and what doesn't.

Be Compassionate

When you're talking to mom or dad about assisted living, it's so important that you are compassionate. You need to truly understand how big this decision is, and you need to treat them with dignity and respect.

Be There

It's important to emphasize relationships during this process — and realize that even after your mom or dad has moved in, you need to visit. Often. They need to know that you're going to be there for them during the decision-making process, and after.

Be Honest

From discussing safety and health to what furniture can fit in the room, it's important that everyone agrees: this conversation is about what's best for the senior in our lives. We need to point out the areas where we see they need help, and we need to be honest about what we think should happen. But, ultimately, this choice is all about doing what's best for them.

We’re Here For You

At Timber Ridge, we understand how difficult this decision can be. But when you are compassionate, honest, and respectful throughout the entire process, making the best decision for your family can be a good process for everyone involved. And anytime you need help, we're here for you.