Grand Kids BlogIt can be strange, even for grownups, to go from visiting grandma at her house to visiting her in a retirement community. Kids need even more time to adjust to these kinds of changes. With a little planning, though, you can ensure your children have a great visit at their grandparent's senior living community.

Our staff invites you to make your next visit together special – and something your children won't forget.

1. Take advantage of amenities.
There are lots of amenities at Embassy Healthcare communities that your kids will enjoy! Join an art or game activity, play in the gardens on the grounds, and stay for a chef-prepared dinner.

2. Let your kids roam.
Embassy Healthcare encourages visitors at our communities to walk through common spaces. Your entire family will meet other residents, and walking a little is a great way to burn off extra steam. It's also an opportunity to show your children where their grandparent lives now. You'll find plenty of places to explore at your parent's Embassy Healthcare community, and showing them off to your children will reassure them that their grandparent is safe and happy.

3. Go on an outing.
This can be an ideal way for your kids to get to know what their grandparents do in their spare time. Kids can interact with other residents, too, and get to know your parent's community even better.

4. Enjoy the little things!
It's important to maintain traditions that your family has built, especially involving your children. Have you always read books together, or played board games? Keep these activities alive, even when your parent's living situation changes.

Follow these tips and find what works best for your unique family situation. Before you know it, Embassy Healthcare will feel like home for your parents, and an engaging place for your children to visit!

Contact us and schedule a tour of one of our communities online, or call 888-975-1379 to speak with a representative about making the transition for your parents to an Embassy Healthcare senior living community.