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8 Tips to Adjust to an Assisted Living Community

More freedom, more security for your future.

Once you decide to move to an assisted living community, you can look forward to much more freedom and less stress. Home maintenance can be left behind and replaced with responsive service, social activities, security and deliciously healthy meals.

A move later in life is a major life change not to be taken lightly. Whether you’re the one making the move or you’re supporting and encouraging a loved one, such as mom or dad, there are some steps you can take to help smooth the transition to an assisted living community.

1. Start meeting people and participating in senior living activities.

Packing and relocating takes a lot of energy – physically, emotionally and mentally. Take the time you need to recover, and then take the community’s lead on how to get best acquainted with the lifestyle.

At Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, we encourage residents, when ready, to try to get out each day. As you become familiar with our daily programs, you’ll relax and feel more comfortable. Check out the activity calendar to see what you would like to participate in or just relax in some of our comfortable common areas to catch up on our community conversations.

2. Let staff know your preferences. 

Your choices are important to you and to us. Because we respect your lifestyle, we’ll want to know about the things you like to do, favorite meals and all the things that make you happy.

3. Get answers to questions to ease the transition.

We try to keep you informed and explain every aspect of our community. When you first move here, you’ll have lots of questions, and we welcome them. Our door is always open.

4. Surround yourself with your favorite belongings.

Most likely, you’ve recently downsized, but you’ve probably kept many of your most cherished possessions. This is a great opportunity to decorate your new apartment home as you see fit and personalize it with your treasured memorabilia. You can personalize it to make it feel like home.

5. Allow others to help break the ice.

Staff and other residents will help orient you to the community and introduce you to others. We’re eager, ready and waiting to meet you and help you develop a real sense of belonging.

6. Give us your feedback.

We listen to our residents. If you have opinions, ideas, compliments or constructive feedback for us, we’re open to suggestions.

7. Try out new activities.

While your participation is always your choice, trying something different is good for your mood, your brain and your health. Ask your neighbors what they like doing best at Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. Exercise your freedom of choice. The great part of living here is the abundance of activities and events available to you.

8. Invite family and friends over.

Our gracious community was specially designed for our residents and as gathering spaces for your children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews or friends to visit and make new memories together. Use all of our community as an extension of your apartment home to spread out, play games and do puzzles.

It is possible to ease your doubts about adjusting to a new assisted living facility. We can help. If you have questions about assisted living or Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, we invite you to schedule a private consultation today.