Stress-Free Moving to Assisted Living
Moving can be challenging for anyone, but there are ways to ease the transition when your loved one comes to Enlivant. For starters, helping your parent early on in the process is one way to make the move easier.
We recommend beginning conversations with your loved one early and starting with smaller issues. You can “warm up” the topic by discussing what items to pack and what to give away, sell, or place in storage. Keep in mind that holding onto small sentimental items can help your loved one feel more comfortable in new surroundings.
We Can Help
Remember that you’re not on your own here-our caring staff is committed to making moving for seniors easier. We recommend introducing your loved one to the director of the new assisted living community prior to moving day. We have helped many seniors make the transition into assisted living, and we are happy to give tours, answer questions, and reassure new residents that we are committed to providing a warm, engaging place to live.
We are pet friendly, so we understand that a beloved pet can provide comfort and companionship and welcome smaller pets in our communities. If you are bringing an animal with you when moving to assisted living, keep in mind the pet is making an adjustment as well. Experts agree it's best to board pets during the move, as they can become anxious while watching the movers and furnishings leave the home.
Also, we recommend bringing the pet to the new living space after your loved one's belongings have been moved. It reassures animals to see and smell familiar objects from home — often, something as simple as a towel with the owner's scent makes animals feel more comfortable.
If you need help or support from staff with your loved one's animal, don’t hesitate to let us know. We're happy to provide tips and hands-on assistance with moving pets.