Talking to an Elderly Loved One about Moving
March 27, 2013
Whether it is a grandparent or parent or another loved one who is elderly, you may have someone in your life that cannot live by themselves any longer. This is a very delicate subject that needs to be handled in the right way. It is a very tough for an older person to not only realize but come to terms with the fact they need to move out of their home and not live by themselves (or along with their elderly spouse) any longer. Below are some tips to on trying to make this process as easy as it can be:
– Talk to your loved one about options about where they want to go. Do research for them on assisted living homes in the area and discuss with family members about the option of the loved one living with them if anyone is interested.
– Consult with Milwaukee movers about the best and most comfortable way to move your loved one. They will most likely have a lot of belongings that have piled up over the years. People can grow attachment to their belongings so perhaps hire a mover who is willing to delicately help you with the purge.
– Tour many different assisted living homes so your loved one can feel comfortable about the transition. They should feel like they have made an educated decision about where to live after leaving their “home.”
(Photo attributed to Flickr member @Niklas via the Creative Commons license.)
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