Helping Senior Parents Downsize Before a Move

You might imagine my mother belongs to a nomadic tribe evidenced by how few possessions she keeps in her home. Although her worldly goods wouldn’t fit on a camel’s back, a small trailer would do if she downsizes. ...

 
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Seniors Are on the Move — Literally

The last half decade in the United States has been economically challenging to say the least, but many of us are feeling that we’ve finally emerged from the Great Recession. And though the housing market was hit especially hard, ...

 
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Tips for a Smooth Senior Living Moving Day

Getting ready for a senior living move-in day is logistically not much different from any other moving day. There are countless boxes of items and large pieces of furniture that need to be transported from point A to point B, ...

 
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Moving Parents Into Your Home, or Senior Housing

Multigenerational living is definitely making a comeback (read our post, Senior Housing Trend Watch: Multigenerational Homes, to learn more). More families are opting to have their senior parents or relatives move in with them, or in some cases, families are ...

 
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Assisted Living Move-In Day: A Team Effort

The paperwork has been signed, the admission fees paid, the house packed and a "for sale" sign staked in the front yard. Every thing is in place for Grandma's move to assisted living and the big day has arrived.

If ...

 
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How to Stay Organized on a Senior Living Moving Day

Providing pizza and cold drinks when it’s all over: this is one possible way to motivate certain family members when a senior relative must move to assisted living. Moving is a stressful process though, and it may take more ...

 
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Home Care Means Transitions Too

Let’s face it: moving is no picnic. Packing, unpacking, arranging, rearranging, uprooting – though adjusting to a new routine/location has its high points, it is still a wholly difficult and time-consuming process.

Some elders/families may choose home care ...

 
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Senior Move Managers Assist in Care Transitions

Though a major life decision and intense process on its own, choosing a senior care community is just the beginning: a lifetime and household’s worth of stuff must now be transitioned into a much smaller space, and usually in ...

 
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SeniorsforLiving.com’s Senior Living Transition Resource Guide

Transition. The word operates as both a noun and a verb. As a noun, it is defined as “a passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another;” as an intransitive verb, it refers to the act of making a transition.

Life is comprised of transitions great and small, but the later years are certainly rife with them.

Getting an AARP membership, needing bifocals when reading the morning paper, ...

 
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Tips to Help Seniors Move

The decision to downsize and move, whether it is to a smaller residence, a nursing home or assisted living, is a big one and is significant for anyone, especially a senior. There are both physical and emotional aspects of this type of relocation and it's more than just packing and calling a moving van.

Here are a few tips to help the move go smoothly:
Be tactful - What looks ...

 
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