4 Tips for Embracing Assisted Living

Posted By on July 1, 2022

Every day at HarborChase Senior Living, we help residents celebrate senior living, providing world-class hospitality and exquisite accommodations. In doing so, we make moving into assisted living not only a simple process but a joyful one.

Below, we are sharing tips for moving to an assisted living community to ensure that you and your family enjoy a smooth transition.

Tip 1: Discuss Support Needs

Assisted living communities provide support for daily tasks such as mobility, transportation, bathing and personal hygiene, and other routine tasks. When considering assisted living, you have to have an open and honest conversation about care needs, safety, and health. Assisted living services foster independence by providing support where and when it’s needed, but then can only happen if you or your family member is honest about their needs.

By coordinating appropriately for your care needs, your new residence and qualified associates will best be able to help you from the day you arrive.

At HarborChase Senior Living, we offer personalized support for each resident living in our assisted living communities. By tailoring our services to meet the unique needs of each resident, we ensure they always have the help they need while maintaining their autonomy, freedom, and independence.

Tip 2: Simply Your Lifestyle

Another way to embrace a move to assisted living is by simplifying your possessions, which has several benefits.

First, downsizing unneeded possessions makes the move into a new residence a much smoother process. Before you decide what you want to bring with you, spend some time in your new living space to determine what will fit best and what is truly necessary. You may discover that many of the items you have are not needed in your assisted living community.

Second, by simplifying what will go with you to the new residence, you can avoid unnecessary clutter and promote safety in your new space.

One more benefit to simplifying your lifestyle is that by selling or donating your used furniture and other items, you provide others with essential items that can serve them for years to come. In doing so, you could be helping many different individuals and families while making your own move easier.

At HarborChase Senior Living, our assisted living communities are designed to simplify residents’ lives by helping with the daily tasks in life, including housekeeping and laundry services and exquisite dining options.

Tip 3: Explore New Activities

For some older adults moving into an assisted living community, one of the biggest questions is how to connect with others and find activities that they enjoy. When you are preparing to move into an assisted living community, be sure to speak with associates about what types of amenities, activities, and classes are available.

Many communities adjust their activities based on resident feedback, so if there is something that you would like to see included in your community, make a suggestion. Group activities are the perfect way to develop new skills, enjoy a lifelong passion, and build strong relationships with others.

Fortunately, HarborChase Senior Living assisted living communities have a robust calendar of social engagements and events that you are sure to enjoy!

Tip 4: Make Time to Celebrate

At HarborChase Senior Living, we believe that moving into one of our resort-style assisted living communities is a reason to celebrate. While we recognize that moving can be a stressful and emotional time, we encourage you to focus on the new adventures that lie ahead.

One of the best ways to celebrate the big day is to enjoy a delicious meal in one of our beautiful on-site restaurants. With culinary delights created daily by world-class chefs, our restaurants provide an elegant atmosphere and unforgettable dining experience that will cap your move-in day with style.

Moving into an assisted living community is a significant change, but when you embrace this change, you open yourself up to new possibilities, opportunities, and experiences. At HarborChase Senior Living, we are here to make this transition as smooth and comfortable as possible. We invite you to find a HarborChase assisted living community near you or reach out to our team with any questions – we’re ready to help!