So You’ve Planned Your Visit – What Next?

Sep 12, 2023 | Health & Wellness

Be prepared for your visit and ease your mind.

Transitioning a loved one into a senior care community can be a big adjustment for both residents and family members. For many, it’s easy to carve out time to visit but sometimes difficult to know what to do or what to bring. Being prepared for your visit can help ease your mind.

So you’ve planned your next visit, what now? Below is a short list of items, activities, and games that will help you plan for a visit and give you and your loved one something to look forward to!

Sign up for community activities

Our community takes pride in having numerous activities throughout each week to ensure that seniors are engaged and connected. These activities are an opportunity for you to connect with your loved one through a shared hobby or the learning of a new skill. A few examples of activities might be:

Group exercise class
Game Night
Trivia Games
Karaoke
& More!

Photos / Photo Albums

Your next visit is an opportunity to not only capture the moment but create memories with your loved ones. If you are yet to make a family portrait, your visit is the best time to do so, especially with the entire family.

Having a generational blend is perfect! You may consider bringing the grandchildren along on your next visit and welcome them into these moments as well. These pictures can serve as apartment decor or be added to a photo album, allowing your loved one to reminisce over memories. Alternatively, you may also consider bringing old photos/photo albums from home to spark storytelling and relive your family’s favorite memories.

Live Streaming

If your loved one is committed to religious practices, then you can livestream services or invite members of their religious organizations during the visit. This helps foster connection not just within the community but outside as well. Most seniors enjoy the satisfaction that comes from a worship session or a spiritual practice. It is sometimes helpful to engage in these activities on a group level as that promotes accountability among others.

Thankfully, a number of religious organizations have migrated to the internet space with livestreaming on media pages across the globe, providing an opportunity to pray, meditate or attend a service with your loved ones.

Card Games

Lastly, we always recommend a classic card game or board game. Bringing a deck of cards is a simple way to get everyone involved in one activity, but still being relaxed enough to let conversation flow naturally. At Celebration Villa of Teays Valley, there are common spaces with tables and room to gather with family and friends for a game of cards!

How does Celebration Villa of Teays Valley help your loved ones?

At Celebration Villa of Teays Valley, we ensure that your loved one is living life to the fullest. From group activities and outings to game nights and reading clubs, there is always something available for residents to participate in. We understand that fostering connection and community is essential to the wellbeing and longevity of seniors.

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I’m very pleased with the staff, food and activities they have here.
P Askren
I’m very pleased with the staff, food and activities they have here.
P Askren
P Askren
I could not ask for a better facility to place my family member. The facility ...
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Anita Allen
I could not ask for a better facility to place my family member. The facility is nice, but the staff over the top fantastic.
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Whitney Williams
I placed my Grandfather here, as I was no longer able to care for him at home. This experience so far as been amazing. I am so comforted in the care, attention, and love he is receiving here. Thank you to all of the staff for always keeping in great contact with me and allowing me to feel involved in his care. I would give 20 stars if possible! THANK YOU!
Whitney Williams
Whitney Williams
A wonderful caring, compassionate place for your loved one. The staff is terrific and I ...
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Bobby Webb
A wonderful caring, compassionate place for your loved one. The staff is terrific and I just can't say enough good things about how well managed and involved the staff and management are with the residence and their family. It's great to have that "piece of mind" knowing your loved one is being well taken care of and the right choice was made.
Bobby Webb
Bobby Webb
Celebration Villa of Teays Valley is an amazing place for your loved one. The leadership ...
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Melissa Bartoles
Celebration Villa of Teays Valley is an amazing place for your loved one. The leadership team and care staff go above and beyond. January is the Sales Director, she is caring and compassionate and she makes your entire transition seamless.
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