Empire Movers Blog
Elderly Relocation: How You Can Help?
January 6, 2012
Usually, relocation involves moving with the family to a new place, moving to college, moving your business to another office location. However, do you know how to handle all the aspects when relocating a senior member of your family or friend?
- Particular needs. An elderly person requires special care and attention that is why it’s best to have tolerance to their wishes, as it’s not a simple process for them.
- Communication. Yes, sometimes, a sincere talk can help you understand the feeling of your senior friend as with the age it’s much more difficult to move to another place, as you tend to attach our feelings and hopes to a single place, especially if it’s the house where we were born and spend our childhood.
- Patience. In order for the transition to be smoother for your aged relative, give them time to accustom to the idea of leaving and don’t offend their memories. Packing can be really emotional, as it reveals things, objects from our past associated with people and places.
- Planning. Make sure that you make all the arrangements in order to assure the comfort of the person involved . It’s best to prepare the documents, contact real estate agents if you consider selling the house and a moving company if it’s needed.
- Get to know the new place. Help your friend meet the neighbors, get at a town meeting, look for hobby club in the area. It’s best to see the bright side and to accommodate to the new situation.