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When seniors move into an assisted living community in New Jersey, they may be moving from a larger home into a smaller living space. For most seniors, this is a relief because their home had become too much upkeep. Still, it’s likely that your senior will want to bring the comforts they enjoyed most from their home into the assisted living space.

The following are 4 unique decorating tips to helps families with seniors who are adjusted to assisted living communities:

  1. Identify what is important to keep and what can go – make sure you spend the time necessary to sort and categorize what is truly important to the senior to have in their new space.
  2. Pay attention to furniture placement to prevent falls – your senior is going to be unfamiliar with the new layout, so borrowing their walker (if they use one) is a great way to make sure they can move about without risk of bumping something that may cause a fall.
  3. Ensure easy access to regularly needed items – position the telephone where the senior likes best to sit. Make sure lamps and remotes are within reach, for example. Put frequently used items in drawers where the senior can get to them quickly.
  4. Encourage social interaction by making sure guest spaces are available. Seniors in assisted living communities have wonderful opportunities to connect with other seniors, make friends, and share; so be sure they have the space for it.

At Adult Care Advisors, we know selecting the right assisted living community can be difficult and time-consuming for most busy working adults. It is also a decision that is full of emotion and you want to get it right.

There are many excellent assisted living communities in NJ that offer seniors a range of features and cater to their needs. At Adult Care Advisors, we can connect you with those assisted living communities that have the features you and your senior want.

Get in touch with our team of adult care consultants today for a list of assisted living communities in NJ. Selecting the right assisted living will be much easier when you have sound advice from experienced professionals.

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