Moving to an assisted living facility can be difficult for some older adults. Living away from home and from the family is a significant change. However, there is a lot you can do to make senior living spaces feel more like home.
Here are simple tips to help seniors feel more at home in a senior living center.
Tips for Making Senior Living Spaces Feel Like Home
Prioritize Their Feelings
Some older people might feel uneasy about moving to a senior living community. It is a big change, and it might take time to adjust. The best thing you can do if your senior struggles to adjust is listen to their concerns. Understand and acknowledge their feelings about transitioning to a new living environment.
Personalize the Room
Familiarity brings comfort. If your senior has a favorite chair, decor item, pillow, etc., encourage them to bring it to the senior home. Do they love plants? Let them add a few potted plants or flowers to the room. You could also set up a space for them to enjoy a favorite hobby.
Get Creative With Colors
The wall color has a big effect on the environment of a room. Want your senior to feel warm and cozy? Go for warm colors like yellow or peach to brighten up the room. Or something more cool to the feeling, like a light blue or turquoise, for that calming effect.
Display Family Pictures
Family photos can make senior living spaces feel like home. It’s also a great way to bring a smile to their face whenever they see pictures of their loved ones. Frame some pictures to hang on the wall or buy frames for photos they can place on shelves.
Add New Comfortable Furniture
Bringing something close to your heart is good, but having something new can also be beneficial. Add new furniture or decor to make the room more comfortable and inviting. It can be a small coffee table, throw pillows, curtains, a lamp, or a cozy chair.
Choose a Warm Lighting
Warm lighting promotes a relaxing, intimate, and soothing environment. The choice of lighting can help seniors warm up to their new living space.
Spring House Senior Living
At Spring House, we understand that finding the right senior living community can be challenging. That’s why we offer a variety of amenities and services to cater to different needs and preferences.
Schedule a tour of one of our communities in Cartersville, Lithia Springs, or Louisville today. You’ll see why Spring House is the ideal choice for senior living.
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