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What’s It Like to Move Into an Assisted Living Community?

Adjusting to a senior living community.

Once you decide to move to a senior living community, such as assisted living, you can look forward to much more freedom and less stress. You can leave home maintenance behind. Instead, you can count on responsive service and hospitality, safety and security, deliciously healthy meal choices, and a variety of things to do and people to meet.

A move later in life is also a major life change not to be taken lightly. Whether you’re the one making the move or you’re supporting and encouraging your loved one, there are some steps you can take to help smooth out the transition and help you adjust.

Strike up conversations, meet your neighbors and participate in activities.

Packing and relocating takes a lot of energy – physically, emotionally and mentally. Take the time you need to recover, and then take the community’s lead on how to get best acquainted with the lifestyle.

At Charlton Place, we encourage residents, when ready, to try to get out each day. As you become familiar with our daily programs, you’ll relax and feel more comfortable. Check out the activity calendar to see what you would like to participate in or just relax in some of our comfortable common areas to catch up on our community conversations.

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Let staff know your preferences.

Your choices are important to you and to us. Because we respect your lifestyle, we’ll want to know about the things you like to do, favorite meals and all the things that make you happy.

We’ll help ease the transition from home to assisted living.

We try to keep you informed and explain every aspect of our community. When you first move to our Deatsville, Alabama community, you’ll have lots of questions, and we welcome them. Our door is always open, and our goal is to help you feel comfortable.

Surround yourself with your favorite belongings.

Most likely, you’ve recently downsized, but you’ve probably kept many of your most cherished possessions. This is a great opportunity to decorate your new apartment home as you see fit and personalize it with your treasured memorabilia to make it feel like home.

Get help breaking the ice.

Staff and other residents will help orient you to the community and introduce you to others. We’re eager, ready and waiting to make your acquaintance and help you develop a real sense of belonging.

Give us your feedback.

We listen to our residents. If you have opinions, ideas, compliments or constructive feedback for us, we’re open to suggestions.

Try out new activities.

While your participation is always your choice, trying something different is good for your mood, your brain and your health. Ask your neighbors what they like doing best at Charlton Place. Exercise your freedom of choice. The great part of living here is the abundance of activities and events available to you.

Welcome family and friends.

Our gracious community was specially designed for our residents and as gathering spaces for your children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews or friends to visit and make new memories together. Use all of our community as an extension of your apartment home to spread out, play games and do puzzles.

We’re here to make your move as simple and streamlined as possible. Feel free to talk to our staff openly and honestly about your needs.