What Can You Do to Adjust to Your New Assisted Living Lifestyle?
We recognize that there are a lot of lifestyle changes involved in moving into an assisted living community. That’s why we’re providing some helpful tips to ensure a smooth transition.
What Is Assisted Living?
Assisted living is a wonderful combination of both worlds: you have the independence and freedom you desire, coupled with the peace of mind of knowing that there is help available if needed.
It also provides a relief from the tedious tasks associated with owning and maintaining a home.
Assisted living is a far cry from sitting on a sofa, watching the world go by. Communities like Cedar Cove are full of interesting, engaging activities that will help you get to know your neighbors and maybe even develop new hobbies.
Some Useful Tips on Dealing with Lifestyle Changes
We understand that change takes time, but it won’t be long before you’ll feel right at home at our assisted living community. In the meantime, following are some useful pointers:
Be Prepared to Downsize
You simply won’t have room in your new address for all your belongings. We suggest taking a few items that have great sentimental value to you. We encourage you to place these items in your room to make it feel more like home!
If you don’t want to let go of your larger belongings, consider renting a storage facility or giving them to a relative to keep for you.
Don’t Try to Do Everything at Once
Moving can be very overwhelming! Give yourself time to adjust. Don’t feel like your living space has to be “perfect” the moment you arrive.
It may also take a while to get used to a new schedule and remember when meals and activities begin. Don’t be frustrated if it takes a while to process all this information. We’ll make sure you have plenty of information and reminders handy.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
That’s what we’re here for! We treat you like a member of our own family, and we want you to feel welcomed. We’re always on hand to help you, whether that’s with maintenance or assisting you through your adjustment.
Have an Open Mind
Change—even positive change— can be stressful. There will be new experiences and activities awaiting you. Embrace the changes, and expect wonderful things of the future. You’ll find it helps if you have an open mind. When you have an open mind, your life is ready to face all kinds of exciting possibilities.
Thankfully, our dining services provide delicious, home-cooked meals that are also very nutritious. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to take advantage of these great benefits in your new home.
Physical activity is a wonderful way to encourage your body to make the “feel good” endorphins you need to help you ease into this transition.
Give It Time
We believe you’ll make lots of new friends in your new home, but realize that it takes time to develop close friendships. Don’t expect everything to fall into place at once.
Keep a Journal for Positive Thoughts
Writing can be very therapeutic, and documenting the positive changes in your life will go a long way toward easing your transition to an assisted living community.
Cedar Cove: A Great Assisted Living Community You Can Call Home
Located near some of the most beautiful beaches on the Carolina coast, we offer something different from other assisted living communities.
Are you ready to kiss household headaches goodbye and embrace the benefits of quality senior living? We encourage you to schedule a virtual tour today. Hurry, our spaces fill quickly!