In adjusting to life in an old folks home (assisted living facility), perception is the key factor.
Long ago one resident looked around the dining room and asked me, "How many passengers have we got here?" He seemed to think we were on a cruise.
As misperceptions go, that is not bad. To think you are on a cruise with a lot of other old folks is not a bad idea. What a fun way to spend your years, sailing down the rivers of life.
On the other hand, yesterday I heard a new resident ask his tablemate, "How long are you in for?"
I guess we can tell what HE perceives his new home to be like.