12 May Tips For Transitioning Into Carmel Senior Care
Making the move into Carmel senior care, for anyone, can be difficult. How do you know when the time is right? How do you choose the right community? How do you make the entire process as smooth as possible for your loved one? The truth is, the process of transitioning into Carmel senior care can be a little rocky. The conversation to get it all started can be difficult. There’s a good chance you’ll meet some resistance, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to make the transition into Carmel senior care easier for everyone.
Tip #1: Move some of your loved one’s favorite belongings into the skilled nursing community.
Moving from their home to someplace new can be difficult for your loved one. Unfamiliar with everything around them, the transition may be intimidating and a little scary. By moving familiar furniture and decor into their new room will help them acclimate much quicker. Seeing their favorite pictures, art, and other decor will help your loved one feel safe and secure.
Tip #2: Be sure to stay with them as long as possible and visit frequently.
On the day you move your loved one into the skilled nursing community, be sure you stay with them as long as possible. Help them feel at home by walking around the community, exploring the amenities, and just spending time with them. It’ll be important to visit as frequently as possible. By checking in on them, you can help guarantee they socialize and if you continue to spend time with them, they’ll feel more comfortable.
Tip #3: Include your loved one as much as possible.
Depending on your particular situation, you may not be able to include your loved one in the decision to move to a skilled nursing community as much as you would like. However, letting them feel as if they have control over certain aspects of the move will help them feel at ease. Allow them to pick out the decor that moves with them into the community from their current home. Allow them to tell you how to arrange their new room. Let them call the shots where they can and if they can’t make the decisions, at the very least, talk to them about their options.
This time of transition isn’t about you. It’s about your loved one. Make them feel included and be sure to listen to their concerns about the transition. Doing all of that will help the transition to be much smoother.
Want to learn more about helping your loved one lived more independently and thrive? Check out our free downloadable checklist, “Helping Your Elderly Loved One Thrive.”