Sometimes an elder parent can’t live alone any longer. They fall a lot, can’t remember if they took their pills, forget to eat. Depression seyts in over the condition of the house and yard. They can no longer be trusted to drive their car. The decision to move a senior doesn’t come easy. A senior mother recently decided to move from her Oregon home of 35 years to be closer to her children in Springfield. The senior moving process began years before the actual move. She would have to leave the home she once shared with her now deceased husband for a new state
The Senior Living Blog written by Jeff Anderson says, “Moving a senior loved one across the country into a new home, or moving both parents into a senior community, can be challenging. The adult children will want to ensure the transition goes smoothly, tending to the senior’s health, finances, and logistics.”
Chris Hawkins at SeniorLiving.org writes, “Moving a senior loved one is overwhelming financially and emotionally, especially for seniors who may be moving for the first time in years. It may be the final move and may be their final time. The logistics, the money, and the feelings brought out in a move are challenging and stressful.
It is also stressful for the children. They may have ship the furniture for the smaller new house or senior care facility and sell off assets including the house. Sometimes the house needs upgrading or rehabbing before the house can be sold. With families scattered, how do you take care of the logistics of moving a senior loved one into a senior care facility? Many are now looking to senior move managers.
The field of senior move managers is exploding. Eight years ago the National Association of Senior Move managers had 60 members nationwide. Today, worldwide, they have 1,000 members. Seniors make up 12% of the population and by 2050 experts estimate the percentage at 19%.
Here in the Springfield area, you can consult the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). Generally, the senior move managers offer a personalized approach to ensuring a successful and pleasant transition into your new home. That includes:
Besides calling senior move managers, put Obsidian Home Solutions on your list of resources to call. If you are in a situation where you are in The Senior Moving Process you may want to sell the house they lived in fast. Call us. Sometimes there just isn’t time for staging and showing the house. You need to help your parents and get back to earning a living and taking care of your immediate family.
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