6 Ways to adjust to your new surroundings.

how to adjust to an old age home

Moving is a big adjustment for many. Not only are you leaving behind many of your possessions, but you are adjusting to your new environment. The quickest way to settle in is to make it your own. Adding your personal touch to the space and making sure you’re spending more time in your new surroundings, will soon have you calling it home.

how to adjust to an old age home

Invite your loved ones around

One of the best ways to start feeling more at home is to invite your family and friends over. It can be difficult adjusting to a new way of life and the support from loved ones can really help with the process. Make them a part of this next stage in your new life, invite them to help with setting up your room or ask the staff to arrange coffee and cake so you can invite them for a tour of your new surroundings.

Photos can transport you back to a memory

Have your favourite pictures hung up in your new home. Print a few of your favourite photos and display them in your room. Having photos of friendly faces and happy memories will really help towards making your new home feel like home.

how to adjust to an old age home
how to adjust to an old age home

Your favourite furniture

Nothing shouts home quite as much as falling back onto your favourite chair. Our bringing your antique bookshelf that holds all your treasured items and favourite books. Including some key furniture pieces will not only make it feel more homely but also help you relax when you are going through your daily routine.

A splash of you

One of the best things in life is making something your own. If possible, add a few touches to your living space and put your own stamp on it. Choose colours and items that will make you feel like your new space is your own.

how to adjust to an old age home
how to adjust to an old age home

Plants bring new life

Plants bring more than greenery into your living space, recent studies have positively proven that they can impact our mental wellbeing and help to boost our mood. Having something to look after and care for can also help to reduce feelings of loneliness, isolation and even depression.

Time and an open mind

As with all things in life, it takes time to adjust. Entering this new phase of your life will be much easier if you focus on the positives rather than the negatives. Sure, we not as young as we once were, but many people have said life begins at 70, it seems to be the time to kick back and enjoy yourself. Embrace your new surroundings and don’t let it stop you from enjoying life. If you give it a chance, there’s still so much to do.

At Nazareth House we focus on our residents quality of life in each and everything we do. This starts with the admission process. Our incoming residents are encouraged to make their room their own. Bring familiar furniture, hang photos and bring that treasure chest full of memories so you can tell us all about it! Once you’ve settled in we have an arrangement of activities, outings and volunteering to keep you busy!


For more information on accommodation and service offerings at Nazareth House. Please contact us.


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