Preparation Articles

How can you best prepare to move your parents into a senior living community? What should be packed and moved? What should be sold? An organized, efficient transition to senior living requires careful planning. Remember that unexpected surprises can be greatly diminished or avoided with experienced advice!

Packing for Memory Care

shutterstock_426913510While there are similarities between the packing processes for any senior living move, the items that seniors bring to their new community often depends on what type of care they’ll receive. (more…)

Tech Gadgets That Can Simplify Your Moving Process

shutterstock_127260140Helping your loved one move into a new apartment and sorting through their old belongings can bring back old memories. From your mother’s precious family photo albums to your father’s collection of vinyl blues records, these cherished items represent key moments in their life that they cannot live without—or so they think. (more…)

Should You Hire a Senior Move Manager?

shutterstock_100999264Moving is one of life’s most stressful events, and it doesn’t get easier with age. But are senior move managers worth the cost? (more…)

Moving Tips for a Parent with Alzheimer’s

shutterstock_327514886Moving into a new home is always a stressful and time-consuming process. For many seniors, moving entails leaving their comfort zone and starting a new chapter of their life in a new community. For people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, moving can mean a terrifying and confusing change to their normal routine. (more…)

Six Furniture Tips for Moving into Assisted Living

shutterstock_100830451Assisted Living communities offer aging parents and loved ones an active lifestyle without risking their health, safety, and comfort. While a number of communities offer fully furnished homes, some communities do not provide their residents with the proper furniture to ensure their new apartment remains an easily accessible and hazard-free environment. Families often find themselves trying to downsize their parent or loved one’s furniture before moving into …Read more ›

Store, Donate, or Toss: A Checklist for a Move to Senior Living

shutterstock_404291947Downsizing for a move to a senior living community is often physically, mentally, and emotionally draining for seniors and their families. Though you may see a houseful of clutter to sort through, your parent likely sees a treasure trove of priceless objects and a lifetime of memories. Remind yourself how difficult the process is for your loved one and remain patient when figuring out what to move …Read more ›

Transforming the Moving Process into a Fun Project

shutterstock_111395384After finding an appropriate senior community for your loved one and signing all the paperwork, you must plan the physical move itself. The moving process can feel daunting to a loved one downsizing their belongings and leaving behind a previous home. However, you can still take several steps to engage your loved one and even turn the move into a fun project. …Read more ›

Five Questions to Remember When Choosing an Assisted Living Community

shutterstock_410401945Many people would describe finding the perfect Assisted Living community for a loved one as a nerve-racking experience, at best. Yet, you can disarm some of the inherent stress of the process by asking yourself a few important questions as you tour potential providers.  (more…)

Giving Assisted Living a Trial Run

shutterstock_222565729Many families grapple with the decision to choose Assisted Living, and they retain several misgivings even after doing the necessary research on a care provider. Some questions you simply cannot answer until your loved one actually lives in the community. Will your parent like the new living conditions and fit in well with the other residents? Will he or she like the food, the surroundings, the activities, …Read more ›

Common Mistakes People Make When Hiring Movers

shutterstock_333212762You found a new apartment at a lovely Independent Living community, picked out stylish furniture, and plan to move in as soon as possible. Now comes the hard part: moving. (more…)

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