Help Your Parents Move to a Senior Community With These 5 Tips
Most of us want to remain in our homes for as long as possible. It’s where we grow up, make memories and go through life’s challenges with family. However, if your parents live on their own and are getting on in years, it may be time for them to move to a place where their needs can be met proactively. We are, of course, referring to senior living community where they can get the care they need as soon as they need it.
Of course, once the decision is made, ensuring your parents relocate to the facility safely and with all of their possessions will be your responsibility. Here are some tips that can help you make the relocation as stress-free and smooth as possible for yourself and your elderly parents:
Your parents have spent years collecting mementos and items that they may not want to part with. Before downsizing to a senior care facility, these need to be sorted and some items may need to be left behind.
Ask your parents to start packing in a room that has little sentimental value, such as a bathroom or a guest room. It is probably full of things that they don’t need anyway. This will do two things – it will give them a sense of accomplishment and help them get used to the moving process.
Make Tough Decisions Together
Your parents will be overwhelmed with the move and the worst thing you can do is force them to throw away items they are attached to. Even the smallest things may be essential for them, but you still need to organize them. Make the job easier by making a pile of items they can donate and another for items they want to keep.
Make suggestions for donating items gently to make the decision easier for them. For example, if they don’t want to get rid of a certain item but it cannot come to the senior community either, gifting it to a loved one is a good idea. That way, it will remain in the family.
Stay In Touch With The Senior Community
Many senior communities offer physical and virtual tours of the communities for future residents and their families. If your parents are second guessing their decision during the packing and moving process, a quick tour can reassure them.
Encourage them to take part in activities in the new community before the move. That way, they can make friends and acclimate themselves to the new environment and make the transition easier. Ask staff members if these arrangements can be made before your parents move in.
Contact Home Downsizing Solutions To Take All Of Those Tasks Off Your Hands
What if we told you that we can take care of all of that for you? Whether your elderly parents live in a small cottage or a large empty family home, Home Downsizing Solutions can ease the relocation process. Besides assisting them with a move to the senior care community, we can help them downsize and declutter their home for the big move.
We understand that your parents are at a stage in their life where they need assistance with basic needs. We also understand how difficult it can be for them to move from a home they have lived in most of their lives. Chances are their home requires more maintenance than it is worth and they really don’t need that much space anymore.
We want to help them by helping them understand the benefits of downsizing to a senior community that can meet their specific needs. In fact, we can also do one better and help them move to their new home with minimum stress and hassles.
All of that with:
- Zero commissions.
- Zero repair and maintenance improvements – we buy ‘as is’.
- No home warranty to pay for.
- Flexible possession and closing date.
- Zero escrow fees.
- Zero closing costs. We have streamlined the sale process to cut time and costs.
- An immediate offer with the promise to close in 7 days or less, or on YOUR date of choice.
Hassle Free Selling and Moving Process
At Home Downsizing Solutions, we understand that selling a family home can be an overwhelming process. That is why we have broken down the selling process into manageable and obligation-free components:
Step 1 – We collect information about the house to prepare an offer your parents may like.
Step 2 – We will do a walkthrough of the house to determine its value. But, we will buy it “as is”!
Step 3 – We will create and present a written and fair offer.
Step 4 – If you accept our offer, we can close in 7 days or less, or on YOUR date of choice!
If our direct offer is not right for them, we have other solutions to help them reach their goals.
Besides buying your parents’ home for the best price, we can also help them declutter, pack and move to the senior community. All you need to do is send us some basic information regarding the house and we will do the rest.
We have seen that a lot of people hold onto homes that end up eating into their retirement savings. Don’t let your parents’ legacy end like that. Make the transition to a senior community easier for them by getting in touch with us at Home Downsizing Solutions. In fact, we can also help you find a suitable facility for them based on their care and assistance needs!
Call us toll free (855)-291-5005 for a stress and hassle free
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