Many hesitations for moving into senior living often stem from the abundance of lifestyle changes seniors must make. Change is a scary concept for many to accept, regardless of age. It may be even more difficult for someone who’s lived a lifetime with certain lifestyles or habits. However, there comes a time in everyone’s life when an extra set of hands becomes necessary. This is where Covington senior living can make a life-changing difference.
In order for the transition to go as smoothly as possible, there are a few things you can do prior to move-in day that can help ease this period of change for you or a loved one. The Windsor Senior Living has collected three useful ways to prepare to move into a Covington senior living community.
1. Clean Out Closet and Clutter
Often, residents are moving into our luxury apartment units from family homes they have spent decades of their lives living in. This typically means they have accumulated years of possessions, either around the home or boxed up in the home’s storage like an attic or garage space. This is a great time for family and friends to help you sort through the clutter in your home. Clutter and random items quickly pile up in apartment layouts and make the energy of the space feel claustrophobic. Moving into the new unit with only your prized possessions and the pieces you love will feel like a fresh new start. Plus, without the distractions of unnecessary clutter, your favorite possessions will stand out.
Many have found decluttering success with the viral Marie Kondo method. There is an entire Netflix series to draw inspiration from called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Essentially, you start with sentimental items and organize by category instead of by room. Sort items into categories to keep, give away, and toss. Hold the item up and ask if it sparks joy. If not, thank it for its service and move on to the next article. If this particular method doesn’t speak to you, there are countless other methods for decluttering to explore online!
2. Have a Garage Sale
Once you have decluttered and decided which furniture you will move with, you can hold a garage sale. Many people hold the sale out of their homes once they have removed the items they intend to keep. This way, you can have people shop as if it were a store. This is a great way to add to savings accounts for the future. Plus, many seniors feel more at peace giving away their items to a family who will cherish their new possessions as they once did.
3. Find New Home for Pets Before Moving Into Covington Senior Living
Unfortunately, the vast majority of senior living communities do not allow residents to have pets. While it may be difficult to say goodbye to your animal companion, many residents find comfort in knowing these loved members of the family will find a healthier lifestyle in their new home. In fact, many pets are re-homed to close family or friends with whom the animal already has a close bond. Besides, just because pets aren’t allowed to live in Covington senior living communities doesn’t mean they aren’t allowed to visit! Residents have the freedom to plan as many visits from their pets as they please.
Looking For Covington Senior Living?
The Windsor Senior Living is a premier option for seniors looking for the help they need to support their preferred lifestyle. Residents can choose between independent and assisted living packages depending on the level of care they require. Typically, residents wish they moved into senior living sooner after the initial transition period settles. If you would like more information about our Covington senior living community, please call 985-624-8040 or send us a message online. Get the care you deserve with The Windsor!