Assisted Living Decorating Ideas
Decorating your loved one's space while they're making the transition to an assisted living community is more important than you may think. Moving is a big change for anyone, and while your loved one is downsizing, it's good to consider bringing some familiar pieces to make their new space feel comfortable. Items like pictures, decor, heirlooms, and anything that will brighten up the space are all things to consider bringing while you decorate.
Take a look at our quick list of what to consider bringing when your loved one is moving into assisted living:
Choosing the right assisted living facility for your loved one is an important step to ensuring that they are living in the best environment possible. The cleanliness of the facility, the staff, the everyday atmosphere, activities, and the food are just a few of the features that you should keep in mind when making your decision.
A good assisted living facility will prioritize quality of life and ensure happy, social, and engaged residents. If you're touring a facility, remember to ask questions that will aid you with your decision. Learn about what to look out for and what to ask.
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One of the hardest things a caregiver will ever have to do is to decide when it’s time for your loved one to move to a long-term care facility. Trying to determine whether or not it’s time to transition your parent, grandparent, or senior loved one to an assisted living community can be an uncomfortable and stressful experience.
Many factors must be considered when making a decision like this. It is important to consider things like the individual's activities of daily living, medical conditions, and more. Learn about what factors you should take into account and the warning signs that it may be time to consider assisted living. Read Full Article
Play is Important
At the Retreat Communities Assisted Living in Grand Junction, CO, we know how important activities are to our seniors! Do your ideas about activities for seniors need an inspiring lift? You wouldn't be the first person to say yes. After all, it's sometimes easy to forget how much fun life can really be—regardless of your age. Joyful pursuits are what make us feel truly alive, engaged, and connected. The world becomes more vibrant and inviting when we give ourselves permission to play. Read Full Article.
Helping Your Loved One Adjust
Like any big change in life, your loved ones move to the Retreat assisted living in Grand Junction is a transition that will take some getting used to. For a lot of seniors, especially if they are relocating, it’s a move that feels thrust upon them, rather than something they’re actively choosing. As you’d expect, that makes the transition that much harder.
You probably can’t do anything to make a senior that’s recently moved to assisted living automatically love their new home, but you can help them with the process of starting to get used to it. Know that the first few months will be the hardest. You should expect them to have a difficult time settling in to begin with, but you can also expect a lot of the initial discomfort to be temporary.
It is important to make sure your loved one is still reminded of the comforts and routines they are used to while also adjusting to their new home and community. There will come a day when the assisted living home has become just that – home.
In the meantime, take a look at some tips from Senior Advisor to help with the initial process of adjusting to assisted living.
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On Senior Recreation
At the Retreats assisted living here in Grand Junction, CO we recognize that senior recreation isn’t just important, it’s vital. Our physical and mental abilities change as we get older. You may notice that your loved one’s days increasingly consist of sedentary behavior, activities of daily living (ADLs) and rest, but this provides them with little physical, mental and social stimulation that is necessary for a high quality of life. Read Full Article.
Check Out This Handy Map!
Stay on the right path on your visit to The Retreat at Harbor Cove Assisted Living. Check out this handy map. A lot of folks don't know that there is a road to our main offices just south of Building Two.
Spring Has Sprung!
The sprinklers are on, flowers are coming up-spring is in full swing at The Retreat at Harbor Cove assisted living in Grand Junction. This is the perfect time of year for a tour of our campus, either for yourself or a loved one that is ready to make the transition into assisted living. You can arrange a visit by contacting Ed Mueck, Director of Admissions, at 970-243-7224.
Beacon Fest Fun!
A good time was had by all at a very successful Beacon Fest in Grand Junction, Colorado. Ed Mueck, Director of Marketing, and Sarah Smith, Administrator for The Vineyards, were on hand to represent The Retreat Communities. Beacon Fest is the Western Slope's largest senior fair and gathering. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth!
Don't Miss Our Spring Yard Sale!
Every Spring the Retreat at Harbor Cove puts on a fabulous yard sale, and this year is no exception! Find great deals on books, furniture, knick-knacks, art, just about everything! Proceeds go back into the assisted living community to help us provide outstanding senior living at our Grand Junction location!