After months of planning, you’ve finally chosen the perfect senior living community to move in to. It’s close to family, has spacious rooms, and offers quality care. However, your anxiety still lingers. Taking the leap and moving into an assisted living facility can be emotionally and physically draining, for both you and your family. Little decisions and tasks can seem incredibly overwhelming. Even if you are certain this is the right decision, the transition can seem scary. Here are a few methods to ease that transition:
Take Your Time
When it comes to downsizing your home, it is important not to underestimate the amount of time it takes to do so. It often takes more than a weekend to pack a home with a lifetime of memories and valuables. Decisions will need to be made about what belongings you will take with you, sell, donate, or give to family or friends. Speaking of family, reach out to them for help; it will ease the stress of packing immensely. Remember, this is a major life change, not something that should be rushed. Unless you are moving amid a crisis, just take your time.
Many senior living communities offer a variety of community enrichment activities for residents and non-residents. Before your move, attend one. These are great opportunities to meet neighbors and staff, plus you will be able to familiarize yourself with your new home.
Pack a bag of necessities, things like clothes, toiletries, and medications that you will need right away. Enlist the help of a family member or a senior move manager to move boxes and other belongings to your new home. You’ll want to start your transition off right by ensuring your move goes as smoothly as possible.
Make It Your Own
Make your new apartment feel as comfortable and cozy as possible by decorating with familiar belongings, such as blankets, furniture, and photos. This will definitely help ease the transition from your old life to your new one.
Remember, there will be ups and downs throughout the moving process, especially when it comes to transitioning into an assisted living community. It is only natural when dealing with such a major life change.
If you are searching for a senior living community in southeast Louisiana, Mississippi, or South Carolina, consider a Schonberg Care Community. Our team is committed to ensuring that every resident we are privileged to serve is treated with respect and compassion, embraced by a spirit of community that reveres and encourages the unique dignity of each individual. Contact one of our communities today to schedule a tour.