December 28 2018
You have lived in your home for several years and have made it a place you are comfortable in; however, you are finding that the upkeep and maintenance of the property may be getting to be a bit too much to handle. If this is the case, then you have probably decided that moving to a senior living community after retirement will be best.
So, how do you go from a home to a facility that doesn’t feel quite like home? The following tips and advice can help you transform your senior living accommodations into more of a homelike environment that you will love.
Choosing the Right Senior Living Community
First thing is first; you must choose the best senior living community for you that fits your specific needs and lifestyle. You will also want to take into consideration the costs involved as well as what amenities you are afforded and what you will have to pay extra to receive.
When choosing the community, make sure it checks all your boxes because this is going to be where you will spend your retirement years; you want it to be as comfortable and convenient as possible.
Get to Know Your Neighbors
When you move, you are probably leaving behind year-long friends in your neighborhood, and you are concerned that it will be hard to meet people in your new home. Socialization is key for seniors, and this can be fulfilled in a senior living community.
Often there are new resident orientations and socials you can attend. Otherwise, you can join different clubs and committees within the community to get to know your neighbors and make your new place of living feel more like home.
Add a Personal Touch
Finally, don’t be afraid to add your own personal touch to your new place to make it feel like home. If you have framed photographs or other decorations that would offer the home your own touch of style and personality, then make sure to incorporate them into your new décor.
Even though you might have had to downsize when you moved, there is no reason you can’t keep these mementos close. However, when choosing what to keep and take with you, make sure to be selective and take into consideration the amount of space you will have. But most importantly, keep the items that mean the most to you and the ones that will make your new place feel more like home.