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Nursing Home to Community

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Nursing Homes

Sometimes a new disability develops or an existing disability causes a setback which can lead to moving into a nursing home or care facility. What starts as a temporary stay in a nursing home can easily turn into a long-term stay. Too often, individuals who have spent years in a nursing home become “institutionalized” and are not aware of the options available to them. It can be scary to move back into the community when you have gotten used to it.

Reintegration means discovering that you DO have choices.

Our staff support you in gaining the confidence, knowledge and resources necessary to move out from a nursing home and move back into the community. Because people are individuals with various levels of need, apprehension and motivation, the speed of transition will vary from one to another.

Ability360’s Transition to Community Coordinator can help you:

  • Understand the process
  • Plan for your move
  • Apply for housing or financial assistance
  • Relearn independent living skills
  • Find additional resources
A woman who uses a manual wheelchair looks around a room. There are shelves with items on it and a yellow couch in the background.

How do I know if I’m ready to move back into the community?

You will know you want to move out when you decide you are ready to reach your full potential in life and you want to regain control to make your own life decisions.

Reasons to move back into the community…

  • You can regain your freedom to make choices
  • Get involved and engaged in your community
  • Go back to work or school

Our staff will support you through the whole process.

Contact us to learn more or get started.

Tesslyn Wagner BS, CTRS

West Valley Independent Living Advocate
Transition to Community Coordinator

TesslynW@ability360.org

P (602) 296-0534