As physical performance declines, many senior citizens are relocating to senior living communities where they can have medical professionals available to them twenty-four hours a day.
Changing environments can often cause stress, anxiety and fear of the unknown for many seniors.
There are some steps that can be taken to eliminate as much anxiety as possible for each individual.
Take a Tour
Touring a community can help put their mind at ease. They can see firsthand where they would be living, the activities available to them, and meet the staff that would be there to assist them.
A simple tour can often put the mind at ease. The best communities have a full social calendar with something fun and exciting happening every day.
A good community is staffed by people that strive to help each resident live a full, independent and dignified life.
There are many misconceptions about senior living communities that can be dispelled with a tour.
Talk It Through
Take the time to sit down with your loved one and chat about the options, what they’re looking for in a senior living community, what’s important to them, and their fears and reservations about moving. Often, talking through it with someone makes it seem a lot less uncertain than it might seem.
This will also help loved ones choose the best communities to tour and consider based on the desires of their older family member.
Prepare a List of Questions
When choosing a senior living community, it’s important to take the time to get all your questions answered. Before scheduling a tour, sit down with a loved one and create a list of questions to ask.
Having these questions written down will ensure you don’t forget any and also help to put your mind at ease while choosing the best community.
Bring the Comforts of Home
After selecting the right community, plan for moving day. Make sure to bring decorations and comforts from home to make the transition easier. It can be fun to decorate the new apartment and can be a way for the family to spend time together and make it a more joyous occasion.
Participate in Community Activities
One of the biggest struggles when seniors move into a community is staying involved in social activities.
Encourage your loved one to keep any existing social obligations within the community while trying out the activities offered by the community, such as exercise and art classes, day trips, concerts, and more.
Staying active will help the feelings of loneliness that can sometimes accompany a change in environment.
Visit and Call Often
After your loved one has made the move into their new home, be sure to call, visit and check in often. Your encouragement can make all the difference in making their experience a good one.
There are many perks to making the move to a quality senior living community. For example, our community boasts:
- Friendly, compassionate assistance around the clock
- Planned activities
- Fitness and therapeutic care center
- Emergency response in each room
- Movie theater
- Central dining room
- Computer area
- Beauty salon/Barber shop
- Game room
- Laundry rooms
- Private dining room
- Arts and crafts area
- Delectable menus with special dietary options
- Apartment with spacious floor plan, private bathroom, refrigerator, microwave, granite countertops, accessible shower, large windows, back-door patio, and beautiful outdoor courtyards.
And so much more! We pride ourselves in offering a luxurious living experience that your loved one will enjoy.
Call us today to schedule a tour!