Moving to a new home is a challenging experience for most families, but when the move involves a senior family member, the process can be especially difficult. Things can get emotional as difficult decisions need to be made, but some advance planning can make a big difference in how smoothly everything goes.
Plan ahead and break the process up into small chunks
Perhaps the key tip that experts will recommend when it comes to helping a senior move is to create a plan ahead of time. Start planning as far ahead of the needed moving date as possible, and the Senior List recommends starting a “to do” list detailing the action items involved in making the move happen.
Oftentimes when a senior decides to move into a new home, some significant downsizing needs to happen. It can be overwhelming to seniors to get through everything and part ways with things that may have sentimental value but that cannot be ac…