Moving to a new home is an exciting prospect for many, but for elderly people, it can be very stressful. Moving elderly parents is tricky because their fear of moving typically stems from fear of the unknown.
Before you decide on a neighborhood or destination, it’s always a good idea to ask your potential neighbors a few questions. Busy Buddies shares some suggestions below.
Is the Neighborhood Thriving?
Your elderly parent will feel more comfortable if they know they’re moving to a safe, prosperous neighborhood. You’ll also find that the caring transitions your elderly parent will need will be easier to meet when the new location has everything they need.
Visit the neighborhood and ask the residents about local services and amenities. Inquire as to whether the neighborhood is lively, properly maintained and well-lit.
Is the Neighborhood Safe?
While you can easily look up crime rate statistics and traffic accidents online, it’s better to ask the people on the ground because they have insider knowledge of exactly what is going on in the area. A location with a neighborhood watch tends to be safer because the residents are looking out for each other.
Ask About the Commute
Ask your neighbors about rush hour and the time it takes to get to the nearest hospital or any emergency stops. Since you’ll probably be visiting often, you’ll want to know what to expect too.
Busy Buddies offers complete elderly moving services. When you work with us, we can help you decide if the neighborhood your elderly parent is moving to will suit their needs. Call us at (703) 682-0033 for more information on our services. We are experts at moving elderly parents throughout Arlington, VA.