Expressing individuality is important for people to feel comfortable. This is especially true when making major life transitions, such as moving a senior into an assisted living facility. You want to make sure that your senior continues to feel right at home. This means encouraging him to express his individuality within his space in the assisted living facility. When moving into an assisted living facility, you will notice that these units are much like homes and apartments that you will find anywhere else. There may be modifications that have been made in order to address specific physical or mobility issues, but all in all they are relatively basic homes. This means that there’s plenty of opportunity to express individual taste and create a space that is homelike and comfortable for your loved one.
Explore the assisted living facility with your loved one before actually moving him into his new space. This will give him a chance to get accustomed to his surroundings, but will also help him to start visualizing what he may like his home to look like. It is very likely that he will choose decorative elements that are very much like the home that he is transitioning out of, including bringing his own furniture and other belongings, but you may be surprised. He may decide that he wants to try out something new, and bring in decorative elements that he hasn’t tried before. This is part of the excitement of transitioning into a new environment. You have plenty of opportunity to create the space that you want.
Make sure that you discuss with the assisted living facility administration how much freedom your loved one has in regards to the decoration of his space. Many of these facilities have regulations against painting, see may have to come up with different ways of creating visual appeal such as hanging family photographs or pieces of art. Freshness and color can come from furniture coverings, throw pillows and other details. Encourage your aging loved one to create a space where he will feel comfortable and at home.
When researching options for assisted living facility in Clear Lake, TX call us at (832) 315-3219. Assisted Living counselors at Serenity Gardens are available to talk with you about your caregiving needs while providing better, affordable care for you or a loved one.