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How do I prepare for moving into a retirement home?


  • Determine the level of care required and so the type of facility: nursing home or serviced residence

  • Determine the preferred geographic area

  • Estimate the budget depending on the level of care required

Choose your residence carefully

  • Arrange to visit a residence

  • Meet the director

  • Enquire about the services provided and the residence’s values

  • Read the documentation

Get ready

  • Personalise your room

  • Understand how the residence works

  • Meet the entire team

  • Create your MyColisée account

Accept that a period of adjustment will be needed

Reassure, take time and visit regularly.

Monitor your loved one’s progress and adjust the Personalised Support Project if necessary.

Speak with the residence teams as much as you want; they are there to listen to your concerns.