Transitioning to A New Home
As our senior loved ones age, mobility gets slower and clarity decreases. If your senior lives alone, they may need caregiver assistance to help with their daily routines. Housekeeping, errands, and personal hygiene all begin to decline or are completely abandoned. Once maximum assistance and 24/7 care is needed, it may be time to transition to an assisted living facility with caregiver service.
Seniors are often apprehensive about leaving family and the stress of moving to a new home. Follow these tips to help your loved one move:
- Gather all of your senior’s personal belongings, such as photos, quilts, books, and mementos
- Organize insurance and other important documents to decrease their anxiety.
- Communicate that you will visit often and are simply a call away.
- Bring personal bedding, such as a blanket or bedspread, to maintain familiarity.
- Be sure your loved one has a personal phone, and if needed, install one before the move-in date.
- Decorate your senior’s new room to reflect his or her room at home.
- If you have a facility caregiver, introduce the two to build trust and companionship.