While living in this fast changing world, most people still fear change. Or maybe, it is not the change that they fear, but they fear the unknown. They fear the untold outcomes, and they fear being ill equipped for that. Also, you would notice, as people age, they begin to fear changes more.
This is the case with the elderly, specifically. They fear changing places or even meeting new people. It is natural. They fear being left out or being ill-treated in a world where they “may” be misfits. If you want to know how the elderly can deal with change positively, please carry on reading.
Get into your new routine:
It is hard, but as you move in to your new elderly settlement; you will have to take out time and plan your new schedule and a new routine in line with the new place. You will have neighbors in the building and you should plan to spend some time with them as well. It will help you embrace the change easily.
Do not try to make a lot of changes:
After moving in, give yourself some time. Do not try to change everything at once. It will only cause you more trouble. Go easy on yourself. Take baby steps, one after another. Start with getting used to the environment. Try to make yourself comfortable first.
Self-care always helps! You should take extra care of yourself when undergoing severe changes. Take care of your skin, your diet, watch your favorite movie or do things that you like. Keep your mood as bright as possible. This will help you in adapting to changes.
Keep one thing in mind. You will be sad and vulnerable when the change starts taking place, and it is perfectly okay. Don’t go hard on yourself. Give yourself some time. Know that you shall survive it and you will live it, happily! Do not fear the change. Embrace it with open arms.
If you would like to learn more about living at Prairie View for you or a loved one, contact us today. You can reach us by calling (815) 335-1800 or filling out our online form.