Senior Moving

senior_moving Senior MovingThe time may come when it will be necessary for you to move a family member from their own home to another type of accommodation. Depending on their state of health and finances, the options generally fall into three categories:

For the Active Senior – Retirement Communities
Usually these are condo, land-lease or own homeownership of detached/semi detached homes, townhouses or apartments. There are usually recreational facilities in place in a planned community type setting.

For the Less Active Senior – Retirement Homes
Usually these are small apartments or bed-sitting type accommodations (including a small galley kitchen). Meals are available in a communal dining room although residents can prepare light meals in their own unit. Recreational activities are also available within the complex.
Nursing staff is usually available on site with physicians on an on-call basis.

For Seniors Requiring Care – Nursing Homes
Usually a private or shared room accommodation with 24 hour nursing staff available. Crafts, physiotherapy and some light recreational activity available on site.

Finding the right accommodation can be a time consuming and sometimes difficult task. Nursing homes in particular often have waiting lists. Some useful internet resources include:

www.Flatratemoving.com

www.royallepage.ca/retiring

www.seniorsearch.com

www.benefits.org/papillon

www.thecareguide.com

If the person in question is not involved in the choice of residence, it is very important to be sensitive to the impact this move will have on your relative. Take extra time to listen to their concerns. Depending on how much space they will have in the new residence, help them to choose an appropriate number of special pieces of furniture and/or keepsakes to accompany them. Ask for their opinion before discarding belongings and honour their wishes as to how some items are to be distributed among family members or to worthy charities. If the relative is moving into a non-assisted living type arrangement,  at least offer assistance in making the moving arrangements. Assist them with the sorting and any self-packing. Offer to let them stay at your home during the pre-move stage.

If the person in question is not involved in the choice of residence, it is very important to be sensitive to the impact this move will have on your relative. Take extra time to listen to their concerns. Depending on how much space they will have in the new residence, help them to choose an appropriate number of special pieces of furniture and/or keepsakes to accompany them. Ask for their opinion before
discarding belongings and honour their wishes as to how some items are to be distributed among family members or to worthy charities.

If the relative is moving into a non-assisted living type arrangement, at least offer assistance in making the moving arrangements. Assist them with the sorting and any self-packing. Offer to let them stay at
your home during the pre-move stage.

Seniors Luxury Moving

Imagine the decadence of a truly luxurious move—with everything planned on your behalf, no boxes to pack or unpack, and with even your electronics, computers and TVs connected upon arrival. The kind of move you’ve dreamed of, where all you have to do is come home.  Introducing Seniors Luxury Moving.

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