When is the best time to electively retire to a nursing home? Answer: the summer months. If it is time for you to go to a nursing home, the summer months are the best. Why: pleasant weather for moving, the younger family members are out of school for helping and visiting, and here is one of the most important parts. By admitting into a nursing home in the summer months, it gives the resident time to adjust, make friends with staff and other residents, all before the busy holidays start in the fall and winter months. Also it is easier to sell a property before school starts.