As seniors grow older or encounter new health difficulties, it can become difficult for them to care for themselves at home. An assisted living center is a great option for elderly individuals who want help with daily tasks but remain independent. If your elderly loved one is making the move to an assisted living facility, take a look at the suggestions below to help make the transition as easy as possible.
- Pack Wisely
While it may be tempting for a person to try to take all of his or her possessions when moving to a new home, there will probably not be room for large amounts of items in an assisted living facility. The living rooms in these quarters may be spacious, but are often already furnished. Obtain a floor plan of your loved one’s new living quarters and pack for the move accordingly. Be sure to help the new resident safely store any belongings that he or she would like to keep but cannot take to the assisted living center.
- Become Familiar with Available Activities
Familiarizing yourself with the activities available at the assisted living center allows you to help ease your loved one into the new community. Obtain a schedule of the weekly events before moving day and help your loved one choose a few that seem like they will be fun. After you have arrived at the assisted living facility, request a more detailed explanation of these activities and a tour of the activity areas for your loved one.
- Visit Often
It is important that a new resident of an assisted living center is reminded that he or she still has the support of loved ones living outside the community. Talk on the phone and visit in person on a regular basis to let your loved one know that you support his or her decision to move.
The activities and support provided at Willow Manor make transitioning to our community a comfortable process. To learn more about the assisted living services that we offer, call our center near Fort Lauderdale today at (888) 821-6046.