There are always going to be at least two parts to the decision to move.
No. 1 is the home you’re leaving. No. 2 is where you’re going. Both parts of the transition come with challenges.
Most of us don’t get a lot of practice when it comes to moving. There are guidelines to help you, however.
If contemplating a move to a senior living community, what matches up best with what you want? Items to consider include location and level of services and amenities.
For Good Samaritan Society communities, that list starts with a spiritual core.
“The very first thing that we'd like to bring out is that we’re a mission-driven society here,” says Lynette Wall, director of senior living at Good Samaritan Society – Davenport. “We keep our mission statement at the front of whatever we do. We conduct ourselves as Christians. We don't apologize for that. We bring that out and are proud of it.”
With that pride a common theme throughout Good Samaritan Society communities, there is still a lot to consider and discuss.
“When you’re thinking of moving you should get your family involved,” says Allyson Tator, executive manager at Good Samaritan Society – Fox Run Senior Living in Greeley, Colorado.
“You should be realistic about the location in terms of people who live close by who can support you. If you anticipate you’re going to be depending on them for a lot, you want them to be part of the process in deciding on a location and asking questions.”
Summer months are typically the busiest for moving. In addition to normal anticipated challenges, this particular summer also includes obstacles presented by the coronavirus.