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3 Tips for a Smooth Transition to Assisted Living

If you or a senior loved one is preparing to move to an assisted living community, there are so many decisions to make, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Read on for 3 useful tips that can ensure a smoother transition.

Don’t rush

It can be exhausting to downsize a house you’ve been living in for years. You may need to sell, donate and pack many belongings. You need time to do that.

Parting ways with the house and the belongings can be emotional too. Allow the family time to reminisce as you sort through photos, mementos and other things, unless the move is being made amid a crisis. Set realistic goals for the transition to avoid unnecessary stress.

Plan the moving day

Plan ahead for the actual day of moving. Pack a suitcase with valuables, medications, toiletries, and other personal care items you or your senior loved one may need right away. Some find it helpful to hire a senior move advisor to oversee the movers.

Make the new residence look like home

Having the new home look and feel familiar can make the transition smoother. You may decorate it with favorite décor and things like a favorite chair, family photos, and other mementos. Be mindful of the senior’s needs and preferences.

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