Remaining in a beloved family home until the end, with its familiar creaks and memory-filled rooms, is the desire of many seniors. But all too often, adult children are faced with the realization that their parents can no longer handle home maintenance or need supportive services to remain independent, whether driving to stores or dressing in the morning.
Though home care agency caregivers can visit throughout the day or spend the night, they can’t replace the security, services and camaraderie found at assisted living communities. Even if parents are willing to move to a community, this doesn’t guarantee moving will go smoothly; unlike other moves made during a lifetime, this move will likely be the most difficult one a family will face.
This is why, over the next few weeks, SeniorHomes.com will be looking into the moving process and ways to overcome some of the challenges presented throughout.
The first step, and one of the most difficult, is planning a move. This includes figuring out where your parent will live, discussing the process with them and getting as much downsizing and packing done as early as possible.