You’ve been researching assisted living facilities for quite some time. You’ve found a place that will meet your needs and you’re ready to make the move. There will be a period of adjustment as you get used to this new living arrangement. It may feel stressful at first but here are 4 things that you can do to help make this life transition as smooth as possible.
- Sort through your belongings in advance. Moving is stressful. You likely have more belongings than you will be able to take with you. Take time to go through them and decide which items you want to keep. Choose things that will make your space feel like home.
- Be Prepared. Do your homework on the facility. Ask questions so that you will know what to expect. Their staff is there to help you feel comfortable. Ask as many questions as you need to feel more at ease about your move.
- Socialize. You may be used to living alone. One advantage of assisted living is that you have the convenient option of not being alone anymore. Most assisted living facilities run activities and events for the residents. Join in on some and meet your new neighbors. Remember, they have all been through the transition you are going through. Becoming friends with them can make your new place feel more like home.
- Don’t expect perfection. It may take you some time to adjust to your new environment and that’s ok. Take time, follow the above tips and you’ll likely feel more comfortable before you know it. If you feel like it is taking you longer to adjust than you expected, try talking to a family member, friend or the director of the facility. They are there to help you be comfortable and happy in your new home.
With patience, advanced planning and an open mind, you will be loving your new home in no time. If you would like more information on our facility, please contact us at (603) 742-7406 or complete our online form here to schedule a tour or receive more information. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about assisted living care.