Moving can be hard in any situation. Settling into an assisted living facility doesn’t have to be strenuous. Here are some quick tips, courtesy of Choice Health Management, to make the move easier on you and your loved ones.
- Make a plan
Before you start packing boxes and bags, strategize a game plan. If you are moving items from a house, you may or may not be able to take everything. Sort through furniture and items to see what you will need in your new home. Any unwanted items can be put into storage, given to friends and family, or donated toward a good cause. Once you determine what you will be taking, make an event of it and invite others to help and enjoy one last hoorah at the home.
- Ask for help
Packing is only the first step in switching homes. Unloading and personalizing your new space takes some effort too! Ask a friend or family member to accompany you to the assisted living facility for the move. Getting a group to unload your items is always a fun and time saving idea! Once you arrive to the campus introduce yourself to the staff and get acquainted with the facility layout to find the easiest route to move-in your personal items.
- Make the space your own
After you’ve brought all of your décor and individual items into your room it’s time to get organized! Store clothes and other items where you can reach them easiest. Personalize your new space with photos, framed artwork, and other items that your room feel like home. Your favorite warm blanket may add a level of comfort and familiarity to the fresh space!
- Designate your primary point person
Throughout your stay with assisted living there will be various questions and curiosities you may want answered. Upon settling in make sure to reach out to your first point of contact, to find your primary contact for the facility. In the future if you want to know when the next weekly activity is, or when the best times for visitors are you’ll know exactly who to speak with.
- Get to know your neighbors
Just as similar as any other living arrangement neighbors are a fundamental of social interaction. Have the basketball game on tonight and want someone to cheer with? Ask your neighbor! Need an extra hand choosing photos for decorations? Bring your neighbor over to share the stories behind them. Choice Health Management is one giant family, so join the fun and meet someone new!
Joining an assisted living facility is an exciting step in your life and the life of your loved ones. Make the move a little easier with these tips from Choice Health Management. Call us today, and let us know how we can help.