How to Help New Residents Adjust to Lifestyle Changes

How to Help New Residents Adjust to Lifestyle Changes

User Profile By Molly Wisniewski   United States

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A move into a care home, whether voluntary or not, can be very overwhelming. There are a few things that Activity professionals can do to make the transition smoother and more manageable.

A move into a care home, whether voluntary or not, can be very overwhelming. There are a few things that Activity professionals can do to make the transition smoother and more manageable.

In this article we cover:

  • Providing Daily 1:1's
  • Asking them about their previous home
  • Introducing them to Residents
  • Inviting them to everything (even if they say no)


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Dawn 4th May 2019 Activities Co-Ordinator
We do all the suggestions I also have an activities session with some flash type cards to prompt thoughts about themselves such as hobbies and interests, where they were born, jobs they were involved in, Family etc. It is encouraged the whole room takes part in a getting to know one another better challenge. It works really well and I always try to attach common denominators with other such as travel and they have been to the same or similar areas in a country. It's always a hard transition but we are generally very lucky in our residents seem to settle in well as we are a very small place.
Lifestyle Salisbury 15th May 2018 Lifestyle
We have always done all these things so very important.
Molly 16th May 2018 Activity Professional & Writer
I'm so encouraged to hear your community incorporates these for new residents! I'm sure they feel welcomed and at home.
Molly 8th May 2018 Activity Professional & Writer
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