September 28, 2021
The move to assisted living in Bedford, TX brings many benefits for your loved one. But it’s common to feel a little overwhelmed as you get ready to help your loved one move. Especially if they have lived in the same home for many years, downsizing can be hard. You may feel unsure what they need to bring to assisted living.
Given that moving takes some time and preparation, the sooner you start creating a plan of action, the better. By tackling scheduling, packing, and checklists, you can take some of the stress away from your loved one. And that can help everyone have a smooth transition.
Talking about a plan together with your loved one helps you both feel more in control of their move. Think through all the tasks that need to happen in the next several weeks. Then, start creating a schedule together. In general, taking on tasks one day at a time helps make things feel more manageable.
Some scheduling items to consider include:
Before you pack, think through how you’ll set up your loved one’s new home. Print out a copy of the floor plan and draw in furniture placement. You may realize an item isn’t needed in the new space. This will give you some clarity on what your loved one really needs to bring to assisted living.
After you have a plan for their new home, then start packing essentials and sorting out items that won’t make the move. During this process, the AARP says it’s helpful to label and organize into six groups: move, sell, toss, donate, up for grabs, and pass along.
Linens and household
Decorative or special items
Avoid bringing too many keepsakes or expensive items. Instead, pick a few meaningful items that will make your loved one feel most at home. Put these special items in a box together and unpack them on your loved one’s first day, such as:
If you’re still unsure what to bring to assisted living, we’re here for you. Parkwood Healthcare can answer your questions about what to expect, services provided, and daily needs. We’re ready to make your family feel comfortable and at home. Contact our team today to learn more about moving to assisted living.
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