For seniors moving into an assisted living apartment leaving their previous home can be troublesome. While much of their everyday worries with meals, medication, bathing or dressing are finally relinquished, a sense of unease may arrive together with their new living space. Older people usually resist change a lot more than young people do, so they need to be advised towards patience and resilience to adjust and enjoy the new environment.
The Power of Color Therapy in Assisted Home Living
Healthcare advisers for assisted living houses have learned the power of color and applied the principles of chromotherapy for the emotional well-being of their senior patients. This form of therapy is based on the psychological reaction one has instinctively towards different shades and hues.
Red, for instance, is stimulating and empowering and can be used in interior decoration for patients suffering from anemia, fatigue and poor appetite. Yellow is thought to be cleansing and cheerful; that is why it’s used for people with digestive or nervous problems. Blue is peaceful; green is relaxing and pink strikes a very calming note, so all these tones can be applied to wall paint and other areas of the house to influence the overall emotional state of the resident.
If you own or manage an assisted living facility, you know how important it is to make everyone feel as comfortable as possible. Paint color is very important, for both the exterior and interior of the building. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you search for an assisted living facility painter:
- Research the Market
Take your time to do some research. You don’t want the first painter you hear of to carry out this project without you being sure he can manage it. Going on the internet can easily lead you to the top painters in your area who are backed up by formal credentials as to their approach and artistry. The customer’s appreciation of the job is always a good point to start, so always ask for references and research their reviews (here’s ours!).
- Ask the Right Questions
Ask the painter to see the space and evaluate the project. You should ask them detailed questions about how they plan to do it, what materials they are going to use, what is the deadline they proposed and what are your final costs. Remember to get everything in writing.
- Don’t Jump at the First Offer
Get at least 2-3 offers from different companies so that you can compare services and prices. The final decision is then easier to take.
Updating an assisted facility with the right paint color can make the residents feel good about the space they live in and about themselves. Just make sure you get that done by a professional who knows his job and takes their needs seriously.