Moving can be difficult at any time, and it can be even more difficult for seniors or people with special needs. There is going to be heavy emotions and intricacies that need to be managed.
Start with a timeline
Set a budget
Ask friends and family to help
Start packing as soon as possible
Does medical equipment have to be moved - what will be required
Ensure you forward mail and set up utilities
Utilise a checklist - Ask us for one of our checklists
Downsize with care - Marie Kondo has been so successful as there is a mental preparation involved. This can be very beneficial for people of any age and with any need.
Nursing Homes and Assisted Living
This transition can be made easier by:
Helping with the packing and moving
Staying positive and providing a good support
Ensuring you go and visit
Ensuring that you call often
Packing & Unpacking tips
If you can utilise a packing and unpacking service this will take a lot of the stress away. If not:
Get the correct packing boxes for your needs
Consider using storage solutions for the items that are not needed immediately
Hire movers to help with the load
Pack and overnight bag with medications and toiletries, plus a change of clothes
Ensure that any essentials like disability aids are part of the overnight bag or unpacked first from the moving truck.
Make time to unpack or utilise a service to do so
Be patient and spend time helping your loved one become comfortable in their new space.