Moving is always a big transition—no matter how many times you have done it or how old you are—and moving into an assisted living community is no different. While this transition can be difficult for some, there are many ways to make it easier. If you or a loved one are planning to transition to assisted living, here are some tips to make the process a little smoother.
Decorate Your New Room Like Your Old One
Sometimes, the most comforting thing is maintaining a semblance of home, and just because you’re moving to a new room doesn’t mean that you can’t take pieces of home with you. While some people want a fresh start when it comes to decorating a new space, there are no rules that say that you can’t decorate your new space at an assisted living community to look like your previous home. Bringing items like family pictures and house plants can really make a new space feel homey and comforting, thus making the transition to assisted living easier.
Check the Activity Schedule
Keeping busy is a great way to ease the transition to assisted living. Fortunately, one of the greatest benefits of living in an assisted living community is that there are so many fun and engaging activities right outside your door. Getting involved with community groups and activities will not only be a fun way to minimize stress, but it is also a great way to get to know your new neighbors and make some friends.
Get to Know the Services and Build a Routine
Another vital aspect of transitioning to a new space is gaining some semblance of a daily routine. The first step in doing that is understanding how the services at your assisted living community operate. For example, familiarize yourself with the resident ground rules. Also, find out when meals are served, laundry is done, and learn the visitation schedule. These services usually occur at specific times of the day and can serve as the building blocks to your new routine.
Transition to Assisted Living at Encore at Avalon Park
At Encore at Avalon Park, we are dedicated to ensuring the comfort of all our community members. This starts at their transition to assisted living and continues all throughout their stay. Our senior residents enjoy relaxing and familiar routines that include recreational and social activities, healthy and delicious meals, and comfortable accommodations. If you or a senior in your life are ready to transition to assisted living, choose Encore at Avalon Park—one of the best assisted living communities in the Central Florida area.