So, you have made the decision to move into senior living. Whether you are moving into an independent living community or assisted living, the moving process will go much the same way. You may experience some anxiety the night before, and that’s perfectly normal. To dispel some of this anxiety, you would already have made plans for moving in advance, such as engaging a moving company and having a plan around how you will move everything in. In this article, we show you what to expect when moving into senior living.
With so many boxes and cartons, it can be difficult to determine which ones to unpack first and which ones can wait when you get to your new home. To this end, always pack purposefully, putting all the essentials in one clearly labelled box and everything else in other boxes. That way, you will never miss anything and you won’t need to fumble around with boxes to find your charger the first night!
Prepare Yourself for The Big Day
The night before moving day, make sure you get a good night’s sleep as you are going to need the energy for moving in. On the day itself, ensure that you wear comfortable and fitting clothes as you are going to be moving around a lot. Avoid uncomfortable shoes, loose clothing that can get snagged easily, and dangling jewelry. Taking the time to say a proper goodbye to your home can also be important for finding closure.
Move in at Your Appointed Time
You would have been assigned a move-in date and time. As much as possible, try to stick to this time so that staff members are available to attend to you. If you arrive too early or too late, they may be busy attending to other residents who are moving in at that time. After receiving your keys and getting the once-over, it’s time to unpack your treasured belongings.
Have A Game Plan for Moving into Senior Living
Having a game plan when it comes to unpacking and making your new place feel like home can go a long way. The important thing is never to tackle too much in a day, as this can leave you stressed and unable to enjoy your new life. For instance, you may decide that on day one, you get out all the essentials you will need for a comfortable night. The rest, such as hanging up pictures and setting out ornaments, can wait till the next day.
Explore Senior Living at Discovery Village At Twin Creeks
Have you decided to make the move to a senior living community? If so, Discovery Village At Twin Creeks welcomes you with open arms. If you are interested to find out what life in our community is like, our residents say it best – let them inform your decision! We have 16 different types of apartments and cottages for you to choose from, and each comes with its own fully furnished kitchen and stainless steel appliances for your convenience.