A lot of people look forward to spring cleaning. They like the idea of going through old items, getting rid of things, and starting a new season fresh. Spring is a time when people get an opportunity to open the windows and doors, allow fresh air in, and bask in the warmth of the sunshine. When planning a move to assisted living, spring cleaning can take on a new meaning.
Below are a few reasons you might want to keep in mind when making this transition from a home or apartment into assisted living. It doesn’t matter how old a person is; they can still get a lot out of assisted living.
They get to go through old items.
When people stay in the same place for a long time, they have a tendency to accumulate more and more items. While that might not seem to be a major problem on the surface, after a while it leads to clutter.
It also leads to the situation in which the individual doesn’t even remember what they have anymore. By deciding to move to assisted living, the senior will be able to go through these items they haven’t looked at in a long time and that may conjure up memories and even inspire them to determine who would most appreciate some of those items.
You can narrow down items you want to keep.
When you’re spring cleaning for a move to assisted living, you will be limited on the items you can bring with you. This may be beneficial, but it could be tough.
Focus on the most important items and also check with the administrators at the assisted living facility to make sure you know what’s acceptable, what you can bring, and what they don’t allow.
What if you can’t get rid of everything?
Some people are reticent to get rid of everything they have, even if they pass it on to other family members or friends. If that’s the case, if you’re having a difficult time doing that, you may need to consider extra storage. This is especially true if you’re selling the house or vacating an apartment and will still have items that can’t be brought with you to assisted living.
It can feel like a fresh start, but it’s also difficult to deal with all at once for some people. The more support and assistance they get from family members and friends, the easier this transition will be.
For more information about Pipestone Place Assisted Living in San Antonio, TX or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.