Moving into a senior living community can be an emotional and overwhelming time. Even though this is probably a decision that has taken a lot of time to process, finally making the move can still bring about a lot of anxiety and fear. After all, being displaced from a place that you have called home cannot be easy. What will the new community be like? Will you adapt to the new home and living community? How is your new life going to seem like? What happens if you forget something?
To ease the moving process for you and your loved ones, we have compiled a simple checklist for you to refer to before you make the move.
Planning for Healthcare Needs
The first step is to ensure that all of your healthcare needs will remain met even as you move into your new home. This means making an appointment with your current physician or primary healthcare provider and ensuring that your medications are in order, that you have a sufficient supply and prescription for the future. If you are moving to a new state or a new area, it might also be important for you to get recommendations for a new doctor and plan for any medical needs you might have.
Before you start moving, it is important that you set up your mail forwarding service with the US Postal Service and cancel any utility services that you are currently using. On top of this, it is also important to inform everyone relevant about your change of address and exchange personal contact information with your loved ones as well as any emergency contacts for the community.
On top of this, make sure to engage the right moving company that is properly insured and licensed. You can consider hiring a senior living moving specialist or obtain recommendations from your living community for this process.
Make a Checklist of Things to Bring
When packing, make sure to prioritize all your essential items like your medication, toiletries, clothing, electronics, and other daily items. If you are planning to bring your furniture, make sure to take measurements to ensure that they are suitable for your new home. Always keep in mind the size of your new apartment and plan accordingly, especially when packing memorabilia or decorative items.
Enjoy the Best of Senior Living at Mariposa
At Mariposa, we offer many different types of senior living including independent living, assisted living, and memory care. This is because we believe that our residents all have varying needs and require different levels of specialized care. At the core of our service, we believe that all our residents deserve a superior lifestyle quality.
On top of this, we also include exclusive senior living programs to enrich the lives of all our residents and fill each day with joy and purpose. To find out more about our housing availability, living programs, and different amenities, contact our senior living counselors by filling in this online form or by calling us at 561.332.4899.