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What is the Move-In Process Like?

Posted by Gayle Young on Jul 20, 2017 10:30:57 AM

You’ve made the decision to move to Sunset Village. But what comes next? In this blog, we’ll detail the move-in process, so you know what to expect as you start to create your new home at Sunset Village.

The Application

The first step after deciding that you or your family member wants to live at Sunset Village is to complete the application and submit the application fee. The admissions process begins with a review of your financial information, as well as a health assessment conducted by a Sunset Village nurse and Rachael Operacz LSW, Sunset Village’s Admissions Counselor. During the health assessment, which typically occurs at the applicant’s current home, a brief medical history is taken, they discover what assistance is needed with daily living, take a social history, and conduct a brief cognitive interview. All of that information is then brought back to the admissions team, where a determination on what level of care is needed is made.

Once the application has been accepted, Rachael is able to reach out to the applicant and find out when they want to move in! Typically, the move-in occurs within 30 days.

Before Moving In

In the period between Rachael making the call and the new resident moving in, there are a few things that need to happen. The resident typically spends this time packing, donating or selling items they don’t wish to bring with them to Sunset Village. They may choose to send out the change of address cards provided by Sunset Village, and might list their house for sale.

At Sunset Village, the team is hard at work with final preparations of the new apartment home. Walls may be painted. Sunset Village’s team can go to the new resident’s house to help them sort through what to bring and what not to bring. The Sunset Village team also provides the Sunset Village Guide, or, as Rachael calls it, “Everything You Wanted to Know about Sunset Village but Were Afraid to Ask.”

During & After Move In

When move-in day arrives, Sunset Village provides a flatbed and a moving trolley, and help moving items from the moving truck to your new home can be requested for an additional fee.

Once everything is in your new home, Sunset Village staff is available for hanging flat screen TVs, art, window treatments, and photographs as desired by the new resident. Over the next few days, the Sunset Village leadership team stops by to introduce themselves and say hello.

Residents and their family members are invited to attend a monthly Welcome Happy Hour, where new residents mix and mingle with more established residents. Sunset Village’s dining staff will work to help pair new residents up with others with similar interests to help create friendly groups for dining.

After this, it’s time for residents to sit back, relax, and enjoy their new home, and all the services and amenities it includes at Sunset Village.

To learn more about how you can become a resident at Sunset Village, call our team at 419-724-1200.

Topics: Planning