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Specialized Moving Services Ease Transitions to Senior Living Communities

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When an elderly parent transitions from their home to assisted living, independent living, nursing home, or a relative’s home, it can be a stressful experience. Mary Jo Zeller, a senior move manager at Gero Solutions in Chicago, says this move is a major life event. “It’s as monumental as getting married or having a baby, but emotionally, it is more akin to grieving a loss.” 

In addition to difficult emotions, the seniors and their family members face a whole host of challenges. What can they bring to their new home? What do they leave behind? What happens to belongings they can’t bring? How should they prepare? Senior move managers can help the entire family work through these questions and handle all details associated with planning and implementing the move. 

A Caregiver’s Experience: Moving my parents and my in-laws into senior living and cleaning out their respective apartments was a serious challenge. I hate to think how much more difficult it would have been if they hadn’t downsized from larger family homes to more reasonably sized apartments years before any of them needed nursing home care. They had already weeded out many of their belongings in the first move, but...

Continue reading about how a specialized service can help you get a handle on helping your older adults downsize and/or move to senior living:

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