Moving an elderly loved one can be a challenging process that requires thorough planning to ensure a smooth transition. It’s essential to be aware of your loved ones health, finances, and happiness during this move. If it’s time to move your elderly parents to a senior living community, here are some tips to make this difficult process easier.
Tips for Moving your Elderly Loved One
- Strong Communication
It’s essential to communicate properly with your loved one about the tough decision to leave home. Seniors may be emotionally vested in their home, and it’s normal to have feelings of sadness and anxiety about the move. Consider having an open conversation and allow them an adequate amount of time to adjust and accept the change.
- Start Planning Early
Once you and your loved one have made the decision to move them to a senior living facility, you’ll want to begin planning to make the process easier. Educate yourself on the amenities and services we offer. We guarantee your senior parent will enjoy living in a carefree lifestyle in our conveniently located community. It’s important to help them decide what to keep, sell, donate, or give away, as it can be stressful and confusing. A few weeks before the big move, begin sorting through their belonging. It will make the move easier and help your loved one become mentally ready. If the process is rushed, they may become anxious and exhausted.
- Enlist Relatives
Encourage siblings and close family to take time out of their schedule to help during the move. Along with their physical help, they can also offer their emotional support during this difficult life change. Surrounding your senior parents with people they love may help ease the stress of moving.
- Make Leisure Villas Feel like Home
The transition to senior living can be overwhelming. We recommend making leisure villas feel like their home the minute they walk in. This can be achieved by arranging up their bedroom and furniture before your loved one arrives. In addition, consider setting up family photos to capture and recreate the same mood and tone of their previous home’s atmosphere. Bring candles and fresh flowers to freshen and brighten the room. Add magazines, book, and newspapers for them to enjoy on a daily basis.
- Hire senior move management services
Moving your parents from a multiple story home into a single-story living will require hard work and a lot of time. Consider hiring a senior move management team. Senior Move Management supports elderly adults and their families with the emotional and physical phases of moving to a senior living community. They will also be responsible to handle the physical aspects of the move and help your loved one get established in their new home at Leisure Villas.
When you buy a home in a Leisure Villas community, you are getting much more than just a quality built, energy efficient home. You are about to enjoy a whole new carefree way of life! After developing over 1,000 homes in ten 55+ communities, we know what today’s active retirees are seeking. If you are like most Utah seniors, you want a nice location near family and friends. You want a striking, impressive home that makes a positive statement — something that is fun, exciting, and different. You want the convenience of no steps, the chance to mingle with new friends, and a safe and secure environment.