GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Transitioning your parents from a home to a senior living community isn't always an easy decision. It's a move that families struggle with, especially making the person comfortable when transitioning into the new space. Rachael visited Fulton Manor at Holland Home to talk with a Grand Rapids woman who recently transitioned her parents into their facility.
The key to making an easy transition is to create a living space that feels like home. It's important to make the person feel comfortable and cozy in the space and have elements that resemble the environment they came from.
-Paint the wall color something warm and inviting. A buttery yellow is a soft color that works well.
-Bring furniture pieces from their old home, so the space doesn't feel too foreign.
-It's nice to have a few extra chairs or a sofa so visitors have a place to sit.
-Personal photos of family members and grandchildren are nice to have through out the room.
-Flowers and plants bring a fresh feel to the room.
-Easy to wash throws and blankets are nice if they are chilly.
Fulton Manor is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, April 24 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Stop by for a chance to tour the facility and enjoy a free bowl of ice cream!
Fulton Manor is part of Holland Home, located at 1450 East Fulton, with easy access to restaurants, shops and all the attractions in Grand Rapids. They offer all levels of care from active, independent living to assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care. For more information on Fulton Manor and all of Holland Home's sites visit www.hollandhome.org.
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