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Posted: March 11, 2022

Senior Living

Making the Move to an Assisted Living Community

Making the decision to move into an assisted living community is not one that is made lightly. It involves having conversations with family and researching communities that will provide the type of support you or your loved one needs. After finding the right community and making the decision to move, you might be wondering what to expect when making the move to an assisted living community.

Establishing a Personalized Care Plan after Making the Move

Assisted living communities like Sugar Fork Crossing are designed to enable older adults to live their lives with dignity and respect while ensuring they have access to the support they need—when they need it. Often seniors who choose to move into assisted living communities need minimal help in taking care of themselves initially. During your research phase, you should have conversations with the community about your expectations and support needs. After making the move, you will continue to have these conversations, often call care meetings, to establish a personalized care plan.

Many older adults prefer not to ask for help even if they need it. When living at home, friends and family members may help with personal needs, but when you move into an assisted living community, caregivers will take over that role. When you are new to Sugar Fork Crossing, our team will make frequent visits throughout the day at different times to check on you to make sure you are getting what you need—and settling in comfortably.

What to Expect Emotionally

Any type of move is bound to be stressful, and during those first days in a new assisted living community, some trepidation and anxiety are normal. At Sugar Fork Crossing, our team does everything possible to ensure a smooth transition. Our move-in coordinator and other members of our caring team will be there to greet you and welcome you to your new home. We’ll make sure to introduce you to your neighbors (when you are ready) and take you on a walking tour to familiarize you with the neighborhood, giving you an overview of all that our community in Anderson, Indiana has to offer.
On the day you move in, we’ll provide a free meal ticket for your loved ones who are assisting with your move. You and your friends and family will enjoy a delicious meal as you get to know other residents and staff. Get a glimpse of life at Sugar Fork Crossing.

Settling into Your New Home

Living in an assisted living community like Sugar Fork Crossing is an ideal way for older adults to retain their dignity while still thriving and remaining as independent as possible. However excited you may be to start your new life, the logistics of making a move, including downsizing to a more compact living space, can seem overwhelming. With a variety of spacious floor plans to choose from, you and your loved one can pick the layout and create a cozy space that feels like home.

What can you expect on move-in day at an assisted living community? At Sugar Fork Crossing, our team has a move-in coordinator who will introduce themselves to you as soon as you arrive and show you to your new apartment. You’ll be given your apartment key and a welcome gift to make you feel at home. Team members will stop by for a meet and greet to welcome you to the community and see what questions you might have.

Along with your apartment key, you will receive an electronic pendant that is designed to enhance your ability to call for help. It is attractive and discreet, with a smooth shape and polished finish that makes it comfortable for continuous use. It is also waterproof, allowing residents to shower or bathe safely while wearing the pendant. Our care partners will work with you to ensure you know how to use it and are comfortable doing so.

The most appreciated benefits of assisted living communities are the amenities and delicious, nutritious meals that we serve residents. When you move into our community, we will talk to you about your menu preferences and provide you with a flyer that lists mealtimes. Meet our Director of Dining Services and learn more about the restaurant-style dining at Sugar Fork Crossing.

Even with our full calendar of activities and opportunities for socializing, we know our residents don’t want to miss their favorite television programs. Part of the orientation process upon move-in is a tutorial on using the television and as well as a TV guide.

Adjusting to Assisted Living

Knowing what to expect when moving to an assisted living community can take the mystery out of moving and help you adjust to your new home and lifestyle. At Sugar Fork Crossing, we honor the roots of residents by learning their story and the unique traits that make them who they are. We’ve put a lot of thought into the creation of our Assisted Living neighborhood and our Rhythms Life Enrichment programs. Our team is always available to ensure you get the most out of your new community.

Learn more about our award-winning assisted living community and hear what residents have to say about their experiences at Sugar Fork Crossing. To learn more about what to expect after moving to assisted living, contact us to schedule a tour today.

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