Changing Communities: What To Do When It’s Not A Good Fit
Recently, I had the privilege of assisting a client with a move from one Independent Senior Living complex to another. She had been living in the apartment for about 7 months before she heard about Turning Point and decided to give us a call. We met together and she told me how she loved to cook. Not only did her current place have meals included, but the food was often subpar to her taste. She requested that I do some research for her. We found a place with an a la carte menu of services which was a much better fit and allowed her to save quite a bit of money. It was a good move!
If you’re already living in a Senior Living Community and you’ve found that you’re unhappy or it simply isn’t the best fit, it’s okay to make a change! Turning Point is here to help.
Here are some tips to help you toward changing communities:
Think Before You Act
Before you leap into a move, take some time to figure out what really is the problem. Is it a temporary situation? Is there something that can be done to remedy the problem without having to move? While you don’t want to stay in a place you are truly unhappy with for too long, you don’t want to rush out only to find the same problems elsewhere.
Have Some Conversations
A decision like this shouldn’t be made alone. Seek out wisdom and advice from the right people. Talk with your family. You should even talk to your community director, especially if it’s a situation that could be changed where you are currently living. Of course, a call to us is in order.
Specify Your Needs
Just as my client figured out that the opportunity to cook for herself would make all the difference, take the time to figure out for yourself what you’re looking for. What specifically doesn’t work for you in your current situation? What would your ideal situation look like? Write out a must-have list, keeping in mind the future and how your needs may change over time.
Call Turning Point
As always, Turning Point is more than happy to help, and it is our specialty to help you find the perfect place for you. Contact us for a consultation. We can walk you through the steps above and help you find just the right independent senior living situation for you!