31 Oct Adjusting to an Assisted Living Facility
Just like moving to a new city or starting a new job, moving to an assisted living community is a big life transition. Whether you’re already familiar with the area or you’re moving from elsewhere in the United States, it’s important to ensure that you can get settled in and comfortable quickly. In today’s post, we’ll provide you with a few tips that can help you adjust to life in an assisted living community.
Liberty Ridge Senior Living Community is proud to be a Top Rated Local® assisted living center in Lexington. Reach out to a member of our staff at (859) 286-4242 today to learn more about what we can do for you or a loved one.
Find a Good Fit
When you’re looking for a senior living community that you can call home for the foreseeable future, perhaps the most important element to consider is whether the community will be a good fit. You’ll want to make new friends and participate in social events, so finding a community full of like-minded individuals should be one of your top priorities.
As an example, many of the residents of Liberty Ridge choose our assisted living community because they’re interested in faith-based living and outdoor activities. Although our community is founded on Christian values, we welcome people from all faiths and walks of life into our community. Those who are interested in deepening their spirituality and faith will find that Liberty Ridge has a highly supportive atmosphere.
Personalize Your Room
Making your space truly feel like your own can be one of the most difficult aspects of moving to a senior living community. Moving from your home is a big change in and of itself, and you can’t underestimate the value of having a space that feels like your former home. Bring as much of your old decor as you can, making sure that you don’t forget any of your old photographs or favorite knick-knacks. While you can’t perfectly replicate your former home, you can certainly work to make your new space feel as warm and welcoming as your previous residence.
Keep in Touch
Whether or not you reside in a senior living community, loneliness is a borderline epidemic among senior citizens. Friends move away, children become busy raising their own families, and neighbors don’t visit as often as they once did. Many older Americans move to assisted living facilities, withdraw into themselves, and never truly feel like they’re home. To prevent loneliness from setting in after your move, be sure that you keep in touch with your family members and regularly connect with your friends and former neighbors. Even if you haven’t heard from a friend in a long while, reach out to them to reconnect over the phone, or invite them to come to visit Liberty Ridge.
We know that many of our residents are from other states, so we strive to make our community as welcoming as possible. You’ll find a number of activities and social opportunities throughout the week that can help you get to know other members of Liberty Ridge on this page.
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