How To Plan Your Move To Assisted Living
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If you’ve made the decision to move yourself or a loved one to an assisted living community, it’s time to tackle the process of moving. But where do you start? We’ve gathered some ideas to get you started while awaiting your scheduled move – and in the end, you’ll be free to enjoy your carefree retirement lifestyle as soon as possible!
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- Create a written plan.
The first step is making a timeline for everything that needs to be done. Work your way backwards from your move-in date while thinking about how much time to allocate for each task. We also recommend using a binder to store all the important information for your move, including notes, to-do lists and receipts, so nothing gets lost in the shuffle of packing and moving.
- Choose what you’re taking with you.
Start with the floor plan and measurements from your new assisted living apartment in order to determine which larger items will fit into your space. Though the idea of downsizing may be daunting, many seniors end up appreciating the simplified lifestyle of their smaller space – not to mention no longer cleaning or maintaining a larger home. Allow yourself plenty of time to sort, organize and make decisions about your belongings.
- Think toward the future.
Having help as you move can make it easier to think more objectively as you organize your belongings – starting with items that don’t have sentimental value can help as well. Try to keep your thoughts and conversation focused on the future and the excitement of living in a comfortable new space with all the help you could possibly need. Have fun envisioning how you’ll personalize your new apartment and incorporate your most treasured items.
- Get started on a new chapter.
If you’d like to get a head start in feeling comfortable at your new assisted living community, you could request a time for your sales counselor to introduce you to staff and residents or join them for a meal. Or try attending community events ahead of your move to help meet some of your future neighbors. By the time you move in, you’ll feel right at home.
Redstone Village – A Tradition of Excellence
Finding the right senior living community and taking the time to plan ahead can make all the difference. There are so many benefits of living at Redstone Village – you’ll truly have a new view of life when you make the decision to move in. With access to a continuum of care all within one campus, you never have to worry about where to go for short- or long-term health care.