Moving day preparations are stressful for anyone. For seniors it is doubly so. It means
disrupting their living space, and leaving the familiar, which as we
all know, gets harder as we get older. Downsizing from a larger
family home to a smaller apartment or assisted living space within the GTA can mean
giving up not just space, but belongings too.
Here's a few tips on
how to lessen the stress when you are helping an older relative or
Be Prepared –
and Be Patient!
Take as much time as
you can to help plan and prepare for the move.
reusable plastic moving boxes and other essential moving supplies as
soon as you are able to.
be patient with your elderly relatives and friends if they take
longer than you'd like going through their possessions to determine
what stays and what goes.
for whatever cherished items just won't fit into their new home, is
there a way that it can be kept in the family? A child, niece or
nephew may be more than willing to take the good china and those
vintage martini glasses.
No matter how
much their living space is changing, there are ways you can arrange
furniture and other items to resemble the layout they are used to.
If large pieces of furniture have to go, then keep smaller end
tables, shelf units, and other pieces that can help recreate that
sense of home.
treasured knickknacks and family photos – maintaining familiarity
in what they see everyday can really help minimize the sense of
disruption to daily life.
It’s hard for
anyone to face big changes like moving day. Helping your favourite
senior citizens ease into the experience will be rewarding for both
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