We can all imagine how hard it would be to move out of a home where you have lived 20, 30, even 50 years. A senior moving from their long known home and neighborhood to a smaller apartment and new community can be quite a transition.
Any new home requires a mental and emotional adjustment. The longer you have lived in your previous home, the longer the adjustment will take. Typically this is 3 months to 1 year.
As Senior Movers we have the training and experience to help older adults move into retirement and assisted living communities. To help with this transition we have some tips that will lessen the stress and adjust happier in the process.
- Socialize – Socializing doesn’t just help you, it helps others. Many of the families we move have the same fears and concerns. Making new friends allows us to find support and to offer support at the same time.
- Exercise – Moderate exercise makes a world of difference in everyone’s physical and mental well being, no matter what your age. Regular exercise has been proven to actually fight depression and a host of physical and mental illnesses. Many communities have an activity director and they will often arrange activities that you like, all you have to do is ask.
- Sleep—Sleep is very important. It gives your brain a chance to reset and your body a chance to rest. It has been proven that adult who keep a regular bed time live longer and have less health problems than those that stay up late or get less sleep.
- Family – Your family loves you and wants you to have the very best care possible. Remember to include them in all your senior moving plans and set a specific day that is good for everyone to visit.
No matter what your situation be aware that everyone is different, they will act and react different. The right preparation and the best senior movers will make your transition easier.
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