Assisted Living Pearland TX
Moving is never easy. It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out with a new family or have been in the same home for 50 years. When seniors choose assisted living as a much better option for themselves, it means another move is on the horizon.
In order to make this move to assisted living as smooth as possible, below are three steps that may alleviate some stress, pressure, and anxiety for the individual who will be making this transition. Keep in mind that everyone works at their own pace, especially when it comes to a move, but the more they procrastinate and delay packing and going through items, the more difficult it’s going to be for those helping them on that moving date.
Moving Step #1: Talk about concerns and fears.
This elderly person, whether it’s a family member or someone you know outside the family, is going to have certain concerns and fears with regard to moving. Sit down and talk to them about any concerns they have.
Listen to what they have to say. Don’t be so quick to dismiss any fears or concerns they have just because they might not be issues you’re relatively concerned with right now.
Moving Step #2: Start early.
Yes, there are people who have a tendency to procrastinate when it comes to getting packed up and ready to move into a new home, but without forcing the senior, encourage him or her to get started earlier than they might normally.
You can go through old boxes of mementos and other items that have been stored in an attic, storage facility, or basement to start. Those items may bring back some wonderful memories and inspire him or her to continue working each and every day.
Moving Step #3: Limit what the senior will take with him or her.
There isn’t going to be an abundance of space at the new assisted living facility. They will have to be very limited on what they take with them.
Some pictures, personal items, clothing, and some other personal effects are fine, but whatever isn’t allowed or won’t fit into the room should either be sold, donated, passed down to family members, or left behind in their old home.
Some people prefer to move things into a storage facility, but keep in mind that’s an extra added cost that may not be necessary, especially if the vast majority of items can be put to better use by family, friends, or those in need.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living in Pearland TX, please call and talk to the caring staff at Serenity Gardens at Dickinson: (832) 315-3219 or
Friendswood: (832) 895-3448.
Assisted Living Specializing in Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Serving League City, Webster/Clear Lake, Friendswood, Dickinson, Galveston, Kemah, Houston, Texas City, Santa Fe, La Marque.