5 Ways to Help Your Loved One Adjust in a Senior Community

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Adjusting to a senior living community can be difficult for many elderly adults. The transition often signals a realization the he is no longer able to maintain an independent lifestyle.

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5 Ways to Help Your Loved One Adjust in a Senior Community :

5 Ways to Help Your Loved One Adjust in a Senior Community

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Adjusting to a senior living community can be difficult for many elderly adults. The transition often signals a realization the he is no longer able to maintain an independent lifestyle. There are certain things you can do to help your loved one adjust to his new community.   1. Visit Often   Visiting often can reassure your loved one that he is still an important part of your life. You can make new memories in the community that he will keep with him when you’re gone.

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2. Furnish His Room with His Possessions   Furnishing your loved one’s room with his possessions can help him feel at home in his new space. The furniture, bedding, books and anything else he treasures will make him feel connected to his earlier life.   3. Bring Mementos from Home   Even if you’ve furnished your loved one’s apartment with his things, there may be other memories that haven’t made it to his room yet. These can include things from your own home or recent drawings from children in the family.

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4. Take Him Off-Grounds   Everyone gets cabin fever on occasion. Taking your loved one off-grounds for an outing can reinvigorate him, even if it’s just for a quick drive or a trip to a restaurant.   5. Keep Him Up-to-Date with Your Life   You can help your loved one adjust by keeping him up-to-date with things that happen in your life. You may get busy with your own schedule, but sharing little things with him can help him feel connected.

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Once your loved one has settled into the senior community, he will probably come to feel that it is his new home. Easing his transition can be important for both him and for you. Visit this website to learn about a senior community in Soquel.

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