Settling into Your New Apartment
Moving to a senior living apartment can be an adjustment for your loved one. Your reassurance and encouragement to get involved in our community can make all the difference in helping them settle in.
Here are some things to consider that will help your loved one adjust to their new home more quickly.
Decorate Their New Apartment.
We want you to feel comfortable bringing items from home that will make your loved one feel that their apartment is personalized. Take measurements and help your loved one determine which furniture to bring. Help them choose artwork and family photos they want hung. Do they have a favorite collection or curtains they love? Bring them! Items such as plants, blankets, lamps, and decorative pillows can make a big difference in warming up the space.
Encourage Participation in Activities.
Getting to know others your age with similar interests provides opportunities for your loved one to feel a sense of belonging and to develop friendships. Along with this, activities provide purpose and meaning, and fun. If your loved one is reluctant to participate continue to provide encouragement as well as let us know so that our staff can encourage them to participate.
Positivity Always Wins!
Believe it or not, transitioning your loved one to a senior living community can sometimes be harder on you than it is for them. You will likely worry and wonder if your loved one is adjusting and feeling comfortable or even feel some guilt for making the decision.
We encourage you to communicate with your loved one regularly, offering positive thoughts. We also welcome your information that helps us get to know your loved one better.