Saturday, June 30, 2012

When It Is Time To Move

Recently I wrote about the stress involved with moving.  This stress is very real even when the move is to a much anticipated new home.  My daughter has just made such a move, and she is now seeking all the sleep she can gather to recover from said move.

For many of us, the time arrives when our parent, or other family member, must move from the family home to a home that offers professional care.  Making the decision on when, where, what type, how much to spend, etc., etc., etc. can be overwhelming, to say the least.  There are many issues to consider when making this decision.

Assuming the decision to move has already been made, don’t move to the first place you visit.  Investigate your options.   In my town, there are many different types of group living arrangements, and they each offer a variety of services.

Does your Dad like to socialize?  Then a group home with thirty people might be just perfect.  If he is more of a loner, than a small setting might be more effective.

Think about their daily activities.  Does your Mom like to walk for exercise and stimulation?  If so, make sure the environment you choose offers room to allow for her to do so.
There is much to think about, and the decisions can be difficult.  Senior Life Journeys is here to help walk you through the process.  Let us be the sounding board for your thoughts and emotions, as well as a source of information.  Together, we can make a great move a reality.

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