A rare native Atlantan (Lakewood Heights), Robyn Bartlett has had a lifelong love of learning. Even after raising three children and engaging in a rewarding career, Robyn is still a student, now working completing a doctoral program at Capella University. Working as a Marketing Director with a local Assisted Living Community, Robyn was baffled at her new residents’ reaction to move-in day. Though these new residents seemed to be accepting, even excited, about the new arrangement, moving day was often rocky. In fact, she noticed that on move-in day, the other residents of the community would go to their rooms and shut the door!
Robyn tells us that some residents refused to get of their cars, and one woman even tried to jump out of her daughter’s car on the way to the community! It became obvious to Robyn that move-in day was filled with fear and trepidation for both residents and their families. Not being equipped to deal with this phenomenon, Robyn went back to school and ended up writing her Master’s Thesis on Social Role Theory, Identity, Belief Systems and the Power of Familiarity. This work led her to develop a comprehensive Transition Program that was implemented in a new Assisted Living Community, and it worked – 100% of the time!
Though she founded Life Transition Experts back in 1999, since January of this year, she has been doing this work full time. Listen in on tips for a successful transition, and join her Transition Tips Webinar being held on June 28, from 9am to 12pm. To register, call Robyn at 404-422-7234, or go to her website at www.lifetransitionexperts.com.
We want to thank Griswold Home Care for sponsoring today’s show. Griswold Home Care has been a preferred provider of high quality, affordable in-home senior care in Atlanta for more than 20 years.