Whether you are already planning your move to a senior living community or merely considering some of the options available to you, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the steps toward senior care. To aid you on your journey, we have compiled a short guide on the four key stages that many of our residents have experienced in their decision towards staying in a senior care community.
Considering The Move
When you start considering the option of living in an assisted senior care community, a couple of factors spring to mind – health and memory care facilities, medication management, community, and the accessibility of engaging hobbies and activities available. Those that require a bit more help with day-to-day living, household chores, and medical assistance will greatly benefit from the move to a senior living community.
Finding The Right Senior Care
The next stage involves the search for the right fit. When making a big move to a new community, it is critical to do your research. Start by identifying the services and amenities you need. Is it a dedicated memory care service like the SHINE® Memory Care program? Or perhaps it is the access to exclusive senior living programs that you desire. Look around for senior care communities that offer what you need and check if the costs of care fall within your budget. To find the right senior care, ensure you contact the senior care communities to schedule tours and ask questions. Remember, more information will help you to make an informed decision regarding the senior care provided to you or a loved one.
Making The Move
Making the move might be the hardest stage as it involves decluttering, packing, and moving. However, with proper planning and efficient work, moving can be a breeze! Pack the items that are important to you and donate (or toss) the rest. When you move into the assisted living community, take your time to unpack, settle down, and make the new space your home.
It is completely normal to feel overwhelmed by the move or miss your old home. When you feel upset, be sure to reach out to family and friends! If you are concerned for a loved one, get their primary care physician to reach out and observe how they are adjusting to the big move.
Evaluating Your Move
Your journey to senior care does not end right after you move into the new community! Be sure to take stock of your new environment, community members, neighborhood, and your own personal needs. Ensure that the new community meets the needs of you and your loved ones – whether mental, physical, or environmental.
Senior Care at Discovery Village At Sugarloaf
Here at Discovery Village At Sugarloaf, we understand the multi-faceted considerations and decisions that you have to make when you want to live in a senior care community. With the sheer volume of information on the web, it can be tough making an informed decision. If you are looking for a stylish senior living community in Georgia, speak to one of our team members to find out more! We are more than happy to help you find your new home.