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Helping Your Elderly Loved Ones to Move

Care HomesWhen a person reaches retirement they are generally looking to move to a nice place of their choice, but after a few years it may be necessary for them to start living in an assisted living facility or complex for the elderly.  If your loved ones do not believe they are in need of moving to a smaller apartment or assisted living quarters, you may need to have a frank talk with them.  You can be clear and truthful in the conversation you initiate.  You can also make them feel more comfortable by hiring a moving company to help with the move.

Check out the resources and places to live before you mention it to your elderly family.  It is also important to start early with the plans to move them.  The earlier you start helping them with downsizing and selling off things that they will not need anymore, the easier the eventual move will be.  Check the layout of their current home and what might be better for them.  As people age, wider doors and larger kitchens and bathrooms can be important to ensure they are able to move around their home.  You can also help set aside the sentimental items and sort through some of the other possessions they may no longer need.

Moving elderly individuals can be difficult, and must be handled with care.

Lance Grooms

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