Humans are creatures of habit. This means that no matter your age, it can be difficult to get adjusted to certain changes in your lifestyle. For seniors who have lived for several years in the same home, considering a move to an assisted living community often presents unique challenges. Despite the fact that you or your loved one may have trouble maintaining the home due to a decline in health, mobility, or memory concerns, many older adults view moving to an assisted living community as a last resort.
However, it’s important to consider this move before a real crisis arises. It’s important for all parties to be involved in the process, especially the potential new resident. This way, you can ensure you or your loved one has a say in what the future may hold.
Too often, older adults have certain preconceived notions or believe common . The thought of losing independence is often cited as a major fear, however, studies show that when individuals receive the right level of care, their quality of life improves – and this includes feeling a boost in their overall independence.
After about moving to an assisted living community has been started, the next step is to research communities that will meet you or your loved one’s needs. Then, once you’ve chosen the right place for the future, it’s time to plan not only for the move but also for the change in lifestyle ahead.
There is undoubtedly a transition period as you get adjusted to a new routine and way of life. You’ll be meeting new people, making your new living space your own, and basically learning all the ins and outs of the assisted living community. As you get settled in, here are a few tips to keep in mind to make the process easier:
Family members will also go through an adjustment period as their loved ones get settled in their new home. You’ll want to make sure your loved one is as comfortable and as healthy as possible, so a few ways you can help include:
The assisted living program at Symphony Senior Living, Oasis®, creates a peaceful environment where residents can leave their worries behind. You or your loved one will enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle combined with the peace of mind of knowing that care is always available, if and when it’s needed. Contact us today to learn more about the compassionate, supportive care offered in our assisted living communities.