The moving process is usually tiring. Even if the professionals do everything to change this situation, there is no way that there are not certain worries, which are connected to the very nature of this situation.
And when there are elderlies shift involved in the move, it requires even more patience and attention to all aspects of the move. So we have prepared some tips of what you need to know about the moving process involving senior citizens. These ideas can make the big relocation day much simpler and peaceful.
Talk about the move. First, it is important that the elderly person is fully involved in everything related to the move. Depending on the age and health conditions, accepting this whole process may take longer than usual - so patience in explaining several times is vital at this time. Also involve him/her in the discussion about the new home, and listen to what he/she has to say about the change.
Include the elderly in the social life of the new neighborhood. Changes are specially scary for the elderly because they are generally highly adapted to a local routine. The move to a completely new place can be challenging for someone who no longer has the same willingness to "explore" the region. Therefore, it is very important to find services close to the new home, such as a hairdresser's salon, a doctor's office, a pharmacy and also recreation clubs for the elderly if possible.
Keep them out of the way. The moving day can be stressful for anyone, both psychologically and physically. The emotional challenges faced on that moment are many . Thus, it is interesting that the elderly person is not involved at that moment - if possible, he/she should stay in the house of a relative during the moving day. This avoids all the emotional wear and tear of the moment of change. Finally, make sure that the house is clean and properly adapted to receive its new residents.