A move can be quite an undertaking for any family, but when you are moving your senior loved one from their home into an assisted living facility, the entire process can be even more overwhelming. Especially if your senior loved one is dealing with mobility issues, the prospect of moving into an assisted living facility can be quite daunting. With proper planning, however, you can safely transition your loved one into their new home. It is important that you realize that such a transition is not something that should be taken lightly, nor is it a decision that should be made suddenly. Instead, make the decision to transition your loved ones into an assisted living facility well in advance so that there is plenty of time to prepare for the actual move.
If you’ve been considering that an assisted living arrangement may be the most beneficial senior care option for your aging loved ones, make sure that you have an open and honest conversation with them prior to making any specific plans. Listen to them and let them share with you their opinions about the transition sit they feel as though they are involved in the decision-making process. By speaking with them openly about the transition you will also be making it easier on your cell, because your loved ones will be able to discuss with you the items that they want to bring with them as opposed to those that they are comfortable parting with.
When it comes to the actual move, make sure that you start preparing several weeks in advance. Start to eliminate items from the home that will be donated, sold or given to family members. Carefully go through all of your loved ones’ clothing and other personal items to take out pieces that are used or that no longer fit. This will help the packing process, and make sure that they fit into their new homes. Start packing as early as possible, and consider storing the packed boxes either in a portable storage box or a regular storage unit. This will help to keep your loved ones’ home from getting cluttered, and will also make moving their belongings into the assisted living facility easier.
Consider hiring professional movers to help with larger items such as furniture, and to make the entire process faster. This will allow you to focus on your parents and their safety, rather than moving boxes and other items.
When researching options for assisted living facility in Dickinson, TX call us at (832) 315-3219. Assisted Living counselors at Serenity Gardens are available to talk with you about your caregiving needs while providing better, affordable care for you or a loved one.