Moving Day Tips for Seniors
Moving into an assisted living facility can be stressful for seniors and family members alike, but when you have a plan, the process will be much easier. Today we’re going to go through some of the ways that you can make your transition much easier.
Preparing for the Move
As the moving day approaches, you should make sure that you’re well-prepared for the big day. If you are the person moving, then you should block out good chunks of time to work on your packing and moving plans each day. Make sure each chunk of time is reasonable in that you will get through at least a small part of your checklist, but you also won’t strain yourself. Make sure to ask for help when you need it; there are probably a lot of things to do!
Any time you move, you have a golden opportunity to get rid of things you don’t need. In the days leading up to the move, you should take some time to go through old items and ask yourself if you really need them. If you don’t, then let them go. You’ll feel better when you declutter and you’ll have fewer things to move!
Do You Have What You Need for Moving Day?
Though moving day by itself can be pretty stressful, with the right preparations, you can overcome this challenge. The best defense against the chaos of moving day is knowing that you’re well-prepared. So, make sure that you have a suitcase packed with the absolute essentials like medications and a change of clothes to ensure that these items don’t get misplaced during the moving process.
As a general rule, you should also make sure that you’ve gotten enough sleep and that you’re not putting undue pressure on yourself or anyone else involved in the move. Moving is a challenging process, but with a little patience and a few deep breaths, you will get everything done. Whether you’re relying on friends, family, or a professional company, trust in the process and offer help when they need it. Even if you can’t move heavy items, you can still help by opening doors and providing glasses of water when the team needs them.
If you are unable to help in any capacity, it may be better to be off-site so that you can stay out of the work zone.
Call Kenwood Care Home Today!
If you’re looking for a new place to call home where you will receive the assistance you need, then Kenwood Care is your best bet. We have one of the best staff-to-resident ratios in the state with fixed rates, and the leading medical partners. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.