Moving to an Assisted Living community can be overwhelming, but there are ways to ease into it. By knowing what your loved ones can bring to their new home and the apartment floor plans, you and your loved ones can make better decisions on which treasured pieces of furniture and belongings they should bring into their new living space. This can help your loved ones have a stress-free move as they start a new chapter in Assisted Living.
Your loved ones can enjoy plenty of benefits when they move to a retirement community. Many have experienced newfound independence and a sense of freedom. Living in an Assisted Living community allows your loved one more time to pursue their interests or passions. There’s so much your loved ones can look forward to! If you or your loved one’s move is approaching, read on for some suggestions on what to bring to Assisted Living.
A home is not a home without a personal touch. To ensure you or your loved one has the best experience living in a retirement community, bring a comfortable sofa or chairs to lounge in, nightstands, lamps and your favorite bedding. Mementos and photos can also create a homey environment but be careful not to clutter up the space.
Other tips for personalizing your loved ones’ Assisted Living space include placing items in similar spots where your loved ones are used to seeing them or arranging them together to provide a sense of familiarity. For example, having the same nightstand with the same framed photo and lamp beside their bed or using the same diffuser or rug from their old home can make the apartment seem more familiar and bring comfort to them.
Our Assisted Living community provides a kitchenette with appliances in every apartment and chef-prepared meals. However, if your loved one has a particular way they enjoy their coffee or specific meal prep methods, remember to pack the necessary appliances as well as cutlery, dishes and glasses.
You should also ensure that your loved ones pack any assistive devices that they need such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, canes or walkers, and their medications.
Our retirement community offers plenty of amenities where your loved ones can enjoy social, recreational and educational programs and activities. They can relax in the lounge area with a big-screen television or socialize with others in the games room. Nevertheless, having a television, radio and a selection of favorite books or magazines in your loved ones’ apartment will be good for those relaxed Sundays when your loved ones wish to spend time at home.
Your loved one should pack comfortable clothing like sweaters, jeans, sweatpants, pajamas and robes, socks, slippers, jackets, a warm coat and shoes. Remember to include formal attire for special occasions and a variety of clothing styles for the changing climate.
Toiletries are indispensable for living comfortably. Here is a checklist of items for the bathroom that you must not forget!
- Body wash
To learn more about making the most of Assisted Living, contact us today! Our team will be able to answer your queries if you have any doubts about what to pack and provide more information about our senior living programs and amenities.