Assisted living is one of the best moves people can make when they need a bit more help and want a more active, enjoyable life. Transitioning to assisted living can seem impossible. What will you do with all of your stuff, and how will the kids handle it? The good news is there are senior living services available that can help you through this process. At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, we offer those services and much more to support the best outcome possible. For more information about our community, please contact our team today at 833.497.4390.
Strategies for Transitioning to Assisted Living with Success
Like any other move you’ve made in your life, the process goes smoother when you have a plan in place and ample help to support you. These tips and strategies may help you to make transitioning a bit easier for all involved.
Decide What Services You Want or Need
Choosing the right community is essential. It enables you to have the type of services and amenities you desire at your fingertips. Be sure that the community can meet all of your needs.
Talk to Your Family and Loved Ones
Talk about the benefits of moving into an assisted living community, such as helping to reduce their burden or help improve your quality of life. Maybe you need some help with medication or rehabilitation. Take the time to discuss your needs with your loved ones.
Begin the Downsizing Process
Now is the time to talk to family about anything they want to inherit and get rid of what you do not need. You don’t have to do this on your own, but you should make decisions about all of your belongings.
Make Sure All Your Papers Are in Order
This is an excellent time to check in with your attorney to ensure your will is up to date. Be sure you’ve made decisions about finances as well. Set up a power of attorney. Doing this now ensures your wishes are known and fully carried out no matter where you live.
Personalize Your Living Area
Assisted living communities can provide more space and privacy than other forms of long-term care. Photos, valuable items you love, and familiar items can make it feel like home.
Engage with Others in the Community
As soon as you start visiting or moving into your space, connect with those around you. Try to get to know them and their lives, making it easier for you to fit right in.
Invite Your Family to Visit
Encourage family and friends to visit, depending on the rules in place. That makes it feel a bit easier to live in a new area.
Explore All of Your Needs with Our Team
The value of senior living is often easy to see when you’ve selected the right community. The cost of assisted living is something to talk about with your financial planners, family, and our team. We’re happy to answer all of your questions and provide some insight into what you can expect here.
It’s a good idea to get to know the community as well as you can. For that reason, we encourage you to learn as much as you can about our community, including our programs and services, such as:
- Artistry of Moments
- Wise and Well program
- Full dining services
- Full transportation services
- Available senior housekeeping services
- Adult education programs
- Recreational programs
At the end of the day, this decision is yours, and we want to make sure that you’re happy with this choice. To learn about the moving process or to explore the possibilities of senior living, please contact Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City.
Explore the Opportunities at Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City
Our goal at Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City is to make transitioning to assisted living as easy and smooth as possible. Moving to our community means gaining access to a wide range of opportunities, resources, amenities, and people who want to support you. Let’s start by offering a visit to find out more about our community. Set one up by calling 833.497.4390 or reach out to us now online.