Relocating to a New Home? Here Is How to Stay Safe
Moving an elderly parent(s) are both physically and emotionally tasking. Aging brings specific health challenges that you may not have control over. Worst still, due to financial constraints, you might not be able to live independently. In a bid to live within your means, you might have to move once every few years, either alone or with your adult children.
Relocation is never an easy process for anyone, and it’s notably tougher for seniors. Elderlink.org will assist and find the correct living facility to meet your needs. Whether you are moving into an independent living facility, nursing home, or assisted living facility due to declining health status, the experts are here. Elderlink has got you covered.
We understand, for most seniors, it’s reasonable to have safety concerns. This post highlights some vital tips for you and your aged loved one to stay safe once the move begins.
- Have a blueprint of your new home
We suggest you create or ask for a blueprint of your new location before you move. Knowing the exact footage in each room will help you to determine the kind of furniture that would fit inside and the ones that will not. More so, the blueprint will help you know the essential items to keep and the ones to part with as you make plans to move.
- Part away with excess belongings
The issue, what to keep or trash is often the bone of contention between the elderly and their children. The problems often happen based on the size of your old home and generally the smaller size of your home. If you are moving to another house in a faraway city, you may need to part ways with many belongings or pay heavily for moving them. Moreover, you must follow the guidelines set by the senior living community you are probably moving to and move only the items they consider as “safe” and “necessary.”
- Hire a junk removal service
It helps if you declutter your home and its surroundings when moving. You don’t need to pack that broken dinnerware, useless gadgets and unused items to your new home. That is why you need a junk removal service.
- Find a new doctor
Healthcare should be paramount in our lives. Moreover, an emergency could occur anytime. What if it struck a few days after relocating to your new home? And you have not yet familiarized yourself with the new place or the nearest medical facility? To avoid problems, you need to find a new doctor in your new location before you move.
- Hire senior-friendly moving service
Not all moving companies can render a senior-friendly moving service to their clients. You must find one whose mode of operation suits your lifestyle and moving purpose. Seniors need help with almost everything when moving. So endeavor to hire a professional moving company that performs packing and unpacking services as well as truck loading and unloading.
A senior move can be way more comfortable when we make the right decisions and plan the move ahead of time. If you are moving to California, contact us for more information about senior living facilities in your region. Elderlink.org has been serving California since 1994.
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(This agency does not refer to low-income apartments, SSI, Section 8 or HUD facilities)
(PLEASE NOTE, SOME INDIVIDUALS REQUIRE HIGHER LEVELS OF CARE MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY. ADDITIONAL CARE INCREASES COST. NOT ALL FACILITIES CAN MEET THEASE NEEDS. TALK TO OUR COUNSELORS ABOUT EACH INDIVIDUALS NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS)