One of the hardest parts of moving into an assisted living community is downsizing your home and changing your new apartment into something homey and inviting. For that here are some suggestions on how to make it more comfortable for you and creating a better dcor for your new pad.
Assisted living apartments in general are quite small and range from 300-square-foot studio apartment to two-bedroom apartments of about 1,000 square feet. This means most of your furnishings won’t fit in the new space, but you can definitely fit in a couch and probably your bed and nightstands. A small table and chairs also probably will fit and possible a desk and chair. Try to keep furniture to a minimum to increase space, but still have enough so that you have comfortable places to relax and space to have friends and family hang out for a while.
You might have toured the place already and have been shown the model apartment at first. That room might not fit your style even though it looks good and has some great dcor but if you want to make it yours, you might want to have some changes like repainting. You can get permission to repaint your room and when you do get the brightly colored ones and you can also add some art and some family photos.
Furniture that lets you save a lot of space is another good idea. As an example, use ottomans and coffee tables because it will store a good number of household items. A bed with storage drawers or the space under it is big enough to place some plastic tubs that can store clothing, shoes and other things is another good tip. Installing some aids that are helpful and can be organized are good on drawers and cupboards because it can maximize the efficiency of your storage.
For those who have problems moving their stuff around and most people in assisted living places also have then it would be prudent to live by the rule of having less is more. Moving around the room with too much clutter can be bad. Having too much furniture can make it hard to look for a thing you really need and that is totally true no matter the age or housing situation they are in. It will be easier if life is simpler.
Other ways to compensate for changes in mobility or vision issues include purchasing clocks with larger display numbers, phones with larger numbers and even computer keyboards with larger numbers. There are chairs that can lift and angle up to make it easier to get up and sit down, and of course beds also can lift and tilt to help make it easier to get up and get going in the mornings. There are also plenty of helpful daily living aids that can make mobility much easier.
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