3 Decorating Tips for Assisted Living

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Many people have a poor opinion of assisted living facilities because they feel that the rooms are cold and impersonal. However, this is typically due to the fact that people don’t know how to decorate the rooms to feel more personalized. This is something that we face fairly often with our residents, so we have some excellent tips to help you to decorate your loved one’s room, helping to make them feel right at home.

 

Family Photos

 

Nothing is more personal than family photos. You should make sure to add as many of these as possible to your loved one’s room. Place them on shelves and hang them on walls. Keeping pictures of loved ones around will make your family member feel more at home in the assisted living facility. And, if your family member suffers from Alzheimer’s and dementia, it can help them to remember names and faces.

 

Favorite Items

 

Does your loved one have a favorite lamp, blanket, or other favorite item? Make sure to bring these things with you when checking them into the facility. Many of these items hold important memories and have sentimental value. It’s important that they be able to have these items with them so that they can feel connected to their old life.

 

Warm, Calming Colors

 

If the assisted living facility you are using allows it, it may be a good idea to paint your loved one’s room. Use warm and calming colors to make the space feel safe and homey. It will also make it more personalized so that the room doesn’t feel like a carbon copy of the others.

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