What to Expect When Moving to a Senior Memory Support or Assisted Living Community

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Posted: March 8, 2024

Moving to a senior memory support or assisted living community can feel like a big change, both for you and your loved ones. It’s natural to have hesitations and uncertainties about such a change, but understanding what to expect during this transition can alleviate concerns and pave the way for a smooth adjustment. At Cappella of Grand Junction, we strive to make this transition as seamless and comfortable as possible to make residents feel at home from the moment they arrive.

When You Arrive

cgj what to expect moving to AL 2 750x500One of the first steps upon moving to Cappella of Grand Junction is meeting with our dedicated team to create a personalized care plan. During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to share your preferences, goals, and daily routines. This enables our team to tailor your experience to complement your individual lifestyle and provide you with a sense of familiarity and comfort.

Upon arrival, residents are greeted with a warm welcome gift basket, a small gesture to signify the beginning of your journey with us. Additionally, within the first two days, a resident ambassador will reach out to schedule a tour, providing an opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with our community and meet your neighbors.

Tips for a Successful Transition

Making the space your own is an essential aspect of settling into our community. Whether in a senior memory support or assisted living setting, we encourage you to bring along your favorite décor, photographs, and cherished belongings to personalize your living space. Research shows that decorating one’s space stimulates positive brain activity and can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Creating a familiar and comforting environment can significantly ease the one activity each day to participate in, whether it’s a fitness class, art workshop, or food and transition process as you make your new home your own.

Engaging in community activities is another foundational part of life at Cappella of Grand Junction. With a diverse range of activities and events offered daily, residents have ample opportunities to explore new hobbies, socialize with neighbors, and stay active. We recommend choosing at least beverage tasting.

Dining in the Waddell’s Dining Room is not only a chance to enjoy delicious, chef-prepared meals but also an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow residents. Recent studies have shown that eating meals with others provides myriad benefits, such as greater inter-community bonding, increased happiness, and the growth of one’s support system.

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Benefits of Community Life

Joining a senior memory support or assisted living community like Cappella of Grand Junction offers numerous benefits that enhance overall well-being and quality of life. From specialized care and support to a vibrant social environment, you can expect:

  • Peace of Mind: Our dedicated team is available around-the-clock to provide assistance and support as needed, offering peace of mind to both residents and their families.
  • Exciting Programs: Our Rhythms Life Enrichment program offers a wide range of engaging activities and events designed to stimulate the mind, body, and spirit. From educational workshops to live entertainment, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
  • Sense of Belonging: Community living fosters a sense of belonging and connection, reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness often experienced by seniors living alone.
  • Personalized Care: Whether in assisted living or memory support, residents receive personalized care tailored to their individual needs and preferences. Our team works closely with each resident to provide the support and assistance necessary to thrive.
  • Enhanced Well-being: Engaging in regular activities, social interactions, and nutritious dining options promotes physical, mental, and emotional well-being, helping residents maintain a fulfilling and active lifestyle.
  • Safety and Security: Our community prioritizes residents’ safety and security, with features such as 24-hour emergency response systems, secure access points, and trained staff members available to assist with any needs or concerns.
  • Supportive Environment: Moving to a senior living community means gaining access to a supportive network of peers, caregivers, and staff members who are committed to providing compassionate care and companionship.

Transitioning to a senior memory support or assisted living community can be a positive and enriching experience, offering you the opportunity to thrive in a caring and engaging environment. At Cappella of Grand Junction, we understand the importance of providing you with personalized care, fostering meaningful connections, and promoting overall well-being for all residents.

If you or a loved one are considering a move to a senior living community, we invite you to explore all that Cappella of Grand Junction has to offer. Contact us today to learn more about our community and schedule a personalized tour.

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We live longer and healthier lives when we're connected to others in meaningful ways. That's why Cappella of Grand Junction assisted living and memory support residents have lots of opportunities to engage with others who share their interests and tastes. Cappella of Grand Junction Senior Living Community is managed by Christian Living Communities and provides exceptional assisted living senior care, memory support for retired persons and more to the Grand Junction Colorado area including Redlands, Clifton, Orchard Mesa, Canyon View Park, Lincoln Park, and the rest of the Grand Junction Colorado area. We also are an ideal senior community for those in the zip codes 81506 (where Cappella of Grand Junction Senior Living Community is located), 81505, 81501, 81504, 815208, 81503 and 81526.

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