Moving your aging loved one to a new home can create stress and anxiety for all involved. You’ll be preoccupied with making sure the move goes smoothly and that your senior relative feels comfortable and happy in their new home, while your loved one may feel scared, sad and a host of other complex emotions at the idea of leaving their old home behind.
In this post, our experienced senior move managers from Busy Buddies list three tips to make senior moving easier.
Let Your Loved One Get Acquainted With Their New Home Ahead of Time
For seniors, moving to a new home is a big step outside their established comfort zone. The best way to get rid of this “fear of the unknown” is to give them a chance to get acquainted with their prospective new home ahead of time. As experts in moving seniors, we recommend you take your loved on a tour of the new location. This way, they’ll be able to visualize where they’ll be living and the prospect of moving will seem less intimidating.
Hire a Professional Move Manager
Another reason why many seniors are afraid to move is due to the logistics involved with such a move. In addition to moving themselves, they also need to figure out what to do with their belongings. Some things may need to be donated or given away if the new residence is smaller than the old. For many seniors, the mere thought of tackling such a project is overwhelming.
To rest their fears, we recommend you hire a professional senior mover like us. We don’t just declutter your home, we help with the emotional baggage your elderly loved ones are carrying, and help them properly transition to their new home with confidence.
Stay in Touch
While your elderly loved one will likely eventually enjoy their freedom and independence, they still want to feel that they’re part of the family. Set a date at least once a week to catch up, or surprise them with a visit. This is the simplest way to rest their fears and anxiety of moving to a different home and location.
Busy Buddies are experienced senior move managers. Get in touch with us now at (703) 682-0033 and we’ll help you develop the right action plan to make your elderly loved ones’ senior move less stressful and scary. We are experienced in moving seniors throughout Arlington, VA.