We know moving a senior into a new home can be tough emotionally and physically. If you’re thinking about helping a senior loved one with their move, here are three challenges of moving seniors that we hope will help you in the process. This blog post is not to make the process more difficult, but to explain what seniors typically go through when moving.
1. Emotional Attachment to the Family Home
This one is pretty straightforward. It’s common you might be helping move your senior loved one out of the home they’ve lived in for the past 40 years or more. Leaving the family home behind might be an emotional hurdle for your loved one. But after making the move, many seniors feel revitalized and re-energized. Don’t believe us? Check out this article from Next Avenue.
It’s typical your loved one might be moving from a larger home to something smaller. If that’s the case, every item taken along in the move must be carefully considered. The thought of going through all of your accumulated items might be overwhelming, but it’s necessary to declutter for a smooth transition to happen. Though this step is especially daunting, it will feel liberating to your senior to not have so much stuff. Check out this article here.
Times have changed; you don’t live near your family members like you used to. You might live in a different county, state, or even country. Still, we encourage you to help your senior in any way, even if you don’t live close to him/her. If you can’t visit their area to help, we recommend hiring a senior move manager to help your loved one throughout the entire move process from start to finish. Senior move managers have the proper training and skills to work with the elderly population and will oversee/manage every step of the way to make sure all the gears run smoothly. Just ask us, we’re senior move managers here at Klutter Kutters! If you’re not sure what a senior move manager is, click here.
There you have it. We hope this blog post was informative and helpful.
Karen from Klutter Kutters