April is stress awareness month. At New Haven we understand that by moving a loved one into a new home, can be a stressful situation for both the resident and family. Many families believe that the stress of moving is so hard that leaving them at home could be the best option. Stress can come from being lonely, lack of nutritional diet, and lack of physical activity. Here are a few tips and tricks to help with coping with stress, especially when having to move a loved one.
Home Away from Home
The best way to make your new home look like home is to decorate your room with personal items. At New Haven we allow the families to decorate the room with furniture from your own home! We also allow you to hang and decorate your own private room with family pictures, personal décor, and any other items you wish to bring along! We want New Haven to be your home as your family is our family.
Think back to your college years of moving away from home, family, and friends. Moving for elderly can be compared very closely to this situation. It is best for your family and friends to visit your loved one very often to help them feel comfortable and more at ease for making a big move. Your daily visits and company will help them feel more at ease and will help them settle in like at home. Our doors at New Haven are always open for visitors and family visits!
Keep that Body Moving!
It is important to get in a daily exercise of at least 30 minutes a day. By exercising daily, it has been proven that it can not only be good for your health, but exercising is a mood booster. New Haven offers many different daily activities and can specialize with any certain activities for your loved one.
Moving into a large new location or environment can add to the stress of adjusting to the new environment. New Haven offers 16 private rooms at each of our special locations. Moving into a new community is hard, and if you must adapt to 30+ new faces it can make the adjusting process even more difficult. New Haven serves 16 residents and has the best staff to resident ratio to ensure your loved one is getting the care and assistance they need. With our quaint environment we can adjust any of our services that best fits your loved ones needs.
These are just a few tips of how to cope with the stress of moving a loved one. If you have any questions or concerns about moving your loved one feel free to contact us and we can help, make your move easy, and stress free! Your family is our family!